By Mary Louise Adams

ISBN-10: 1442611715

ISBN-13: 9781442611719

ISBN-10: 1442643188

ISBN-13: 9781442643185

In modern North the US, determine skating ranks one of the such a lot 'feminine' of activities and few boys take it up for worry of being labelled effeminate or homosexual. but determine skating used to be an solely male hobby - girls didn't skate in major numbers until eventually the past due 1800s, at the very least a century after the founding of the 1st skating membership. basically within the Nineteen Thirties did determine skating start to collect its female image.

Artistic Impressions is the 1st historical past to track determine skating's notable transformation from gentlemen's artwork to 'girls' sport.' With a spotlight on masculinity, Mary Louise Adams examines how skating's evolving gender identification has been mirrored at the ice and within the media, taking a look at principles, process, and magnificence and at ongoing debates in regards to the position of 'art' in activity. Uncovering the little identified heritage of skating, Artistic Impressions exhibits how principles approximately activity, gender, and sexuality have mixed to restrict the kinds of actual expression on hand to men.

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