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100 1  McGarry, Karen Ann 
245 10 Performing nationalisms: Spectacle and identity in high 
       performance Canadian figure skating 
300    350 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 65-
       01, Section: A, page: 0195 
500    Adviser: Ken Little 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--York University (Canada), 2003 
520    Fuelled by the sensationalism of the 1994 Nancy Kerrigan/
       Tonya Harding spectacle, the international media fervour 
       over the 2002 Jamie Sale/David Pelletier Olympic judging 
       fiasco, the success of Canadian athletes at international 
       events, and the influence of the mass media, figure 
       skating in Canada has become a powerhouse in terms of 
       corporate sponsorship, advertising dollars, and spectator 
       popularity. This dissertation explores the ways in which 
       high performance (World, Olympic, and National level) 
       amateur figure skating has been promoted by the Canadian 
       mass media, corporate sponsors, and, at times, the federal
       government as one locus for the construction and promotion
       of an "official" Canadian "identity." My ethnographic 
       research, conducted between January 2000 and February 2002,
       is integrated here with literature on the anthropology of 
       the body and gender, spectacle and visuality, nationalism 
       and globalization to explore figure skating as national 
       spectacle, with the goal of delineating the competing 
       expressions of, and complex convergences between, 
       ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and nationalism in 
       Canadian figure skating 
520    To investigate the diversity of interests surrounding the 
       production and consumption of skating spectacles in Canada,
       my primary ethnographic data consists of a combination of 
       participant observation and structured and unstructured 
       interviews with skaters, coaches, choreographers, 
       spectators, agents, and media representatives. Particular 
       attention is devoted to an analysis of ethnographic 
       examples where national imaginations are authored by non-
       state or quasi-state actors like the mass media. Indeed, 
       figure skating provides an opportunity for an exploration 
       of how national identity narratives are interwoven with 
       transnational and global forces, and, in particular, 
       within a global visual culture dominated by the aesthetics
       of American consumerism and Hollywood imagery. Ultimately,
       my research addresses how ideas of Canadian nationhood are
       linked with the culture of spectacle consumption and it 
       adds to existing literature on the anthropology of the 
       mass media, spectacle, Canadian nationalism, and the 
       anthropology of sport 
590    School code: 0267 
590    DDC 
650  4 Anthropology, Cultural 
690    0326 
710 20 York University (Canada) 
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