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  • ISBN 1442643188
  • ISBN13 978-1442643185
  • Language English
  • Author Mary Louise Adams
  • Publisher University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; 1 edition (February 19, 2011)
  • Pages 320
  • Formats rtf txt lit doc
  • Category Social Science
  • Subcategory Social Sciences
  • Size ePub 1658 kb
  • Size Fb2 1144 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 119

In contemporary North America, figure skating ranks among the most 'feminine' of sports and few boys take it up for fear of being labelled effeminate or gay. Yet figure skating was once an exclusively male pastime - women did not skate in significant numbers until the late 1800s, at least a century after the founding of the first skating club. Only in the 1930s did figure skating begin to acquire its feminine image.

Artistic Impressions is the first history to trace figure skating's striking transformation from gentlemen's art to 'girls' sport. With a focus on masculinity, Mary Louise Adams examines how skating's evolving gender identity has been reflected on the ice and in the media, looking at rules, technique, and style and at ongoing debates about the place of 'art' in sport. Uncovering the little known history of skating, Artistic Impressions shows how ideas about sport, gender, and sexuality have combined to limit the forms of physical expression available to men.


Book · December 2011 with 42 Reads.

Book · December 2011 with 42 Reads. DOI: 1. 138/9781442695603. Cite this publication. In contemporary North America, figure skating ranks among the most ‘feminine’ of sports and few boys take it up for fear of being labelled effeminate or gay.

Artistic Impressions book. With a focus on masculinity, Mary Louise Adams examines how skating's evolving gender identity has been reflected on the ice and in the media, looking at rules, technique, and style and at ongoing debates about the place of 'art' in sport.

This book offers an excellent history of the sport with respect to gende. rtistic Impressions should be a. .Melanie Hoyt International Figure Skating Magazine; August 2011). rtistic Impressions should be a required reading for anyone involved in the marketing and development of figure skating. (Melanie Hoyt International Figure Skating Magazine; August 2011). Mary Louise Adams offers a thoughtful and complex discussion about sport, gender, and sexuality. (Douglas A Brown Sociology of Sport Journal, vol 29:01:2012).

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Artistic ImpressionsIn contemporary North America, figure skating ranks . I enjoyed reading Mary Louise Adams' remarkable book about the history of our sport

Artistic ImpressionsIn contemporary North America, figure skating ranks among the most 'feminine' of sports and few boys take it up for fear of being labelled. I enjoyed reading Mary Louise Adams' remarkable book about the history of our sport. I was intrigued by how gender differences affected the direction of figure skating from the time of Sonia Henie to the present.

With a focus on masculinity, Mary Louise Adams examines how skating's evolving gender identity has been reflected . In contemporary North America, figure skating ranks among the most 'feminine' of sports and few boys take it up for fear of being labelled effeminate or gay.

With a focus on masculinity, Mary Louise Adams examines how skating's evolving gender identity has been reflected on the ice and in the media, looking at rules, technique, and style and at ongoing debates about the place of 'art' in sport.

Mary Louise Adams is an associate professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies and the Department of Sociology at Queen's University.

By the early 1900s, figure skating was a distinct branch of skating, established as a competitive sport in Britain, much of Europe, and North America

Published by: University of Toronto Press. By the early 1900s, figure skating was a distinct branch of skating, established as a competitive sport in Britain, much of Europe, and North America. It was no longer the exclusive preserve of men, as it had been just half a century before. In many contexts it was no longer even male dominated.

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Artistic Impressions : Figure Skating, Masculinity, and the Limits of Sport. by Mary Louise Adams. Yet figure skating was once an exclusively male pastime - women did not skate in significant numbers until the late 1800s, at least a century after the founding of the first skating club. Only in the 1930s did figure skating begin to acquire its feminine image.

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IWantYou
Excellent writing. Academic but easily understood. Fascinating account of the evolution of skating from “manly” pastime to “ feminine” sport.
Datrim
Figure skating is generally considered an effete sport, so readers will be surprised to learn that it was originally practiced almost exclusively by men. Adams looks at the issue of how skating came to be considered a sport for women and the effects this has had on the discipline as a whole. This is a matter of serious concern for people who love skating and fear that its reputation as a sport for women discourages young men from taking it up. Artistic Impressions: Figure Skating, Masculinity, and the Limits of Sport is the first book to take a serious scholarly look at how gender is conceived within the skating community and how this affects the sport. Adams succeeds masterfully in depicting the challenges presented to the sport by its artificially constrained conception of what constitutes masculinity and femininity. The book is well researched and its claims are well documented. It's quite simply a treasure trove for fans of skating who are interested in this issue, as well as for sociologists and others who are interested in gender issue more generally. What is more, it's a good read and that is a rarity among scholarly works. I cannot recommend it highly enough!
Mbon
I'm really amazing to this author to integrate based knowledge, expertise, and sport (figure skating) together.
It's really hard to find reliable text kind of academic information for this sport. I'm also really happy with this item even I can refer only very few sentences in my work.
Madi
Though written for a popular audience, the authors scholarly approach shines through. This is a fascinating exploration of the history of figure skating through the lenses of gender and sexuality. Well worth the read.
Arcanefist
Very insightful analysis of the development of place occupied by figure skating in the cultural landscape since its inception, in particular its evolution from a pastime activity for upper-class men to the competitive female-dominated sport it is today. In addition, the author presents a very complete and carefully documented history of figure skating, compiling citations from hundreds of sources spanning more than 200 years.
Flamekiller
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