Artistic Impressions

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-02-20
  • Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr
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Artistic Impressions is the first history of figure skating to uncover its striking transformation from gentlemanly art to 'girls' sport. Mary Louise Adams examines skating's evolving gender identity as represented on the ice and in the media, showing how ideas about sport, gender, and sexuality have combined to limit the forms of physical expression available to men. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 3
Tough Guys? Figure Skating's Macho Momentp. 28
Girls' Sport?p. 45
Manliness and Grace: Skating as a Gentleman's Artp. 81
Women Start Skating, Skaters Form Clubs, Their Art Becomes Sportp. 105
'They Left the Men Nowhere': The Feminization of Skatingp. 134
Artistic Sport or Athletic Art? Class and Gender and Shifting Definitions of Skatingp. 161
Sequins, Soundtracks, and Spirals: Producing Gender Difference on the Icep. 197
Epiloguep. 233
Notesp. 241
Bibliographyp. 263
Illustration Creditsp. 285
Indexp. 287
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