Karen McGarry
Department of
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Dr. Karen McGarry

(PhD York University 2003)

Course Director


Department of Anthropology
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M3J 1P3

Phone: (416) 736-2100, ext. 77784
Fax: (416) 736-5768
Email: mcgarry@yorku.ca



cultural anthropology of expressive culture, performance, and sport, with an emphasis on gender, sexuality, and race; mass media, visual and performance arts; spectacle and popular culture; globalization and nationalism; material culture theory and interpretation.


2011  (In Press) with N. Thorne and B. Cummins. Oh Canada, Our Home On Native Land: Violence, Delegitimization and Dismissal of First Nations Rights to Land and Sovereignty

In: White/Indian Relations and Multiculturalism in Canada. Edited by Maria Moss.


2011   Mass Media and Gender Identity in High Performance Canadian Figure Skating. In: The Gendered Society Reader, edited by Michael Kimmel, Amy Aronson, and Amy Kaler. Second Canadian edition. Cambridge: Oxford University Press, pp. 321-332.


2010   Sport in Transition: Culture Change and Representation in the Anthropology of Sport. Reviews in Anthropology 39(3):151-172.


2008  The Myth of Canadian Multiculturalism: The “Couple in the Cage” and Educulturalism. In: Undoing Whiteness in the Classroom: Critical Educultural Teaching Approaches for Social Justice Activism, edited by Virginia Lea and Erma Jean Sims. New York: Peter Lang, pp. 119-136.


2007 Adolescents and the Body. In: Material Culture in America: Understanding Everyday Life, edited by Helen Sheumaker and Shirley Teresa Wajda.  Oxford: ABC-Clio, pp. 1-2.


2005 Mass Media and  Masculinity in High Performance Canadian Figure Skating The Sport Journal 8(1), Winter 2005. The United States Sports Academy.


2005 “Passing as a Lady:” Nationalist Narratives of Class, Race, and Femininity in Elite Canadian Figure Skating. Genders 44, March 2005. Boulder: University of Colorado.


2005. Femininity and Figure Skating: The Case of Josee Chouinard. Women and International Environments. Special Issue: Transnationality. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.



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