Professional Wrestling

Sport and Spectacle

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Author: Sharon Mazer

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578060214

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 191

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Author Sharon Mazer looks at the world of professional wrestling both from the fan's-eye-view and from the wrestlers' gym. It begins with how performances are constructed and sold to spectators. Also the book explores professional wrestling's carnivalesque presentation of masculinities and the question of the "real" and the "fake" as the fans themselves confront it. 30 photos.

Performance and Professional Wrestling

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Author: Broderick Chow,Eero Laine,Claire Warden

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317385071

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 226

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Performance and Professional Wrestling is the first edited volume to consider professional wrestling explicitly from the vantage point of theatre and performance studies. Moving beyond simply noting its performative qualities or reading it via other performance genres, this collection of essays offers a complete critical reassessment of the popular sport. Topics such as the suspension of disbelief, simulation, silence and speech, physical culture, and the performance of pain within the squared circle are explored in relation to professional wrestling, with work by both scholars and practitioners grouped into seven short sections: Audience Circulation Lucha Gender Queerness Bodies Race A significant re-reading of wrestling as a performing art, Performance and Professional Wrestling makes essential reading for scholars and students intrigued by this uniquely theatrical sport.

Und unter der Maske ... das Volk

Lucha Libre, ein mexikanisches Volksspektakel zwischen Tradition und Moderne

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Author: Janina Möbius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Latin America

Page: 379

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Performance Studies in Canada

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Author: Laura Levin,Marlis Schweitzer

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773549862

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

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Since its inception as an institutionalized discipline in the United States during the 1980s, performance studies has focused on the interdisciplinary analysis of a broad spectrum of cultural behaviours including theatre, dance, folklore, popular entertainments, performance art, protests, cultural rituals, and the performance of self in everyday life. Performance Studies in Canada brings together a diverse group of scholars to explore the national emergence of performance studies as a field in Canada. To date, no systematic attempts has been made to consider how this methodology is being taught, applied, and rethought in Canadian contexts, and Canadian performance studies scholarship remains largely unacknowledged within international discussions about the discipline. This collection fills this gap by identifying multiple origins of performance studies scholarship in the country and highlighting significant works of performance theory and history that are rooted in Canadian culture. Essays illustrate how specific institutional conditions and cultural investments – Indigenous, francophone, multicultural, and more – produce alternative articulations of “performance” and reveal national identity as a performative construct. A state-of-the-art work on the state of the field, Performance Studies in Canada foregrounds national and global performance knowledge to invigorate the discipline around the world.

Steel Chair to the Head

The Pleasure and Pain of Professional Wrestling

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Author: Nicholas Sammond

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822334385

Category: Social Science

Page: 365

View: 1341

DIVThe People’s collection of cultural studies essays on wrestling./div

Forthcoming Books

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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Die Kunst des Game Designs

Bessere Games konzipieren und entwickeln

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Author: Jesse Schell

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3958452841

Category: Computers

Page: 680

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Grundlagen der Entwicklung und Konzeption klassischer Spiele von einem der weltweit führenden Game Designer Mehr als 100 Regeln und zentrale Fragen zur Inspiration für den kreativen Prozess Zahlreiche wertvolle Denkanstöße für die Konzeption eines erfolgreichen Spiels Jeder kann die Grundlagen des Game Designs meistern – dazu bedarf es keines technischen Fachwissens. Dabei zeigt sich, dass die gleichen psychologischen Grundprinzipien, die für Brett-, Karten- und Sportspiele funktionieren, ebenso der Schlüssel für die Entwicklung qualitativ hochwertiger Videospiele sind. Mit diesem Buch lernen Sie, wie Sie im Prozess der Spielekonzeption und -entwicklung vorgehen, um bessere Games zu kreieren. Jesse Schell zeigt, wie Sie Ihr Game durch eine strukturierte methodische Vorgehensweise Schritt für Schritt deutlich verbessern. Mehr als 100 gezielte Fragestellungen eröffnen Ihnen dabei neue Perspektiven auf Ihr Game, so dass Sie die Features finden, die es erfolgreich machen. Hierzu gehören z.B. Fragen wie: Welche Herausforderungen stellt mein Spiel an die Spieler? Fördert es den Wettbewerb unter den Spielern? Werden sie dazu motiviert, gewinnen zu wollen? So werden über hundert entscheidende Charakteristika für ein gut konzipiertes Spiel untersucht. Mit diesem Buch wissen Sie, worauf es bei einem guten Game ankommt und was Sie alles bedenken sollten, damit Ihr Game die Erwartungen Ihrer Spieler erfüllt und gerne gespielt wird. Zugleich liefert es Ihnen jede Menge Inspiration – halten Sie beim Lesen Zettel und Stift bereit, um Ihre neuen Ideen sofort festhalten zu können

Hop on pop

the politics and pleasures of popular culture

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Author: Henry Jenkins,Tara McPherson,Jane Shattuc

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 748

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A major collection of fan-based cultural studies work, largely by a new generation of scholars.

Current Contents

Arts & humanities

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Author: Institute for Scientific Information (Philadelphia)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Books in Print

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Bodies out of bounds

fatness and transgression

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Author: Jana Evans Braziel,Kathleen LeBesco

Publisher: Univ of California Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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Bodies Out of Bounds interrogates the discursive constructions of fatness, while analyzing the politics and power of corpulence and addressing the erasure of fat people in media representations of the body.

Men and masculinities

a social, cultural, and historican encyclopedia

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Author: Michael S. Kimmel,Amy Aronson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781576077740

Category: Men

Page: N.A

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Theatre and Violence

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Author: Lucy Nevitt

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137302283

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

View: 2757

If violence is a terrible thing, why do we watch it? Nevitt explores the use of violence in theatre and its effect on spectators. Critically engaging with examples of stage combat, rape, terrorism, wrestling and historical re-enactments, she argues that studying violence through theatre can be part of a desire to create a more peaceful world.

Sporting Rhetoric

Performance, Games, and Politics

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Author: Barry Brummett

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433104282

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

View: 6497

Millions of people around the world are engaged in sports and games. This volume studies the ways in which engagement is performed in popular culture. We do not just watch football – we perform by being a fan. NBA players do not simply run up and down the court. Instead, on and off the court they perform certain roles, many informed by hip hop culture. Such performances are rhetorical: they manage attitudes, behaviors, and predispositions, influencing the distribution of power. Competitive hot dog eaters, bull riding, and Mexican wrestlers are some of the other sports and games covered by the contributors. The book is unique in bringing together the three themes of sports and games, performance, and the rhetoric of popular culture, and is relevant for both scholarly use and classroom adoption in courses ranging from sport and society, rhetoric, composition, persuasion and argument, and popular culture.

I Have Loved Me a Man

The Life and Times of Mika

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Author: Sharon Mazer

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 177671010X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3039

I Have Loved Me a Man takes readers inside the social revolution that has moved New Zealand from the 1960s to the present day through the story of the queer Maori performance artist: Mika. Adopted into a white family, Mika learnt Maori culture from the back of a cereal box. He discovered disco in the 1970s, worked with Carmen, Dalvanius Prime, and others to develop outrageous stage shows, and came out on screen with Harvey Keitel, playing a takatapui role in the film The Piano. Mika has never been in the closet: his life has been an ongoing production of both the fabulous and the revolutionary. This highly visual book interweaves research with images hand-picked from Mika's extensive archive to reveal the life and times of a queer brown boy from Aotearoa who took on the big white world.

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

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