Women On Ice: Feminist Responses to the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan Spectacle

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Cynthia Baughman
Routledge, Sep 5, 2013 - Social Science - 304 pages
The attack on Nancy Kerrigan at the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships set the stage for a Winter Olympics spectacle: Tonya versus Nancy. Women on Ice collects the writings of a diverse group of feminists who address and question our national obsession with Tonya and Nancy and what this tells us about perceptions of women in twentieth century America.
 

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Books about female ice skaters who compete (e.g., Chin, Fleming, Hamill, Yamaguchi, Trenary) are generally written for children. In this collection of feminist criticism, 18 women and one man focus on ... Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I Skating
Part II Pairs
Part III Television Spectacles
Part IV Fantasies
Appendix I A Glossary of Skating Terms Ellyn Kestnbaum
Appendix II Scoring of Singles Figure Skating Competitions or how Nancy Kerrigan missed winning a gold medal at Lillehammer Ellyn Kestnbaum
Contributors
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Cynthia Baughman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema and Photography at Ithaca College.

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