Professional Wrestling

Sport and Spectacle


Author: Sharon Mazer

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578060214

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 191

View: 4490

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


Author: Broderick Chow,Eero Laine,Claire Warden

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317385071

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 226

View: 8983

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


Author: Janina Möbius

Publisher: N.A


Category: Latin America

Page: 379

View: 7551

A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies


Author: Paul Booth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119237173

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

View: 6393

A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies offers scholars and fans an accessible and engaging resource for understanding the rapidly expanding field of fan studies. International in scope and written by a team that includes many major scholars, this volume features over thirty especially-commissioned essays on a variety of topics, which together provide an unparalleled overview of this fast-growing field. Separated into five sections—Histories, Genealogies, Methodologies; Fan Practices; Fandom and Cultural Studies; Digital Fandom; and The Future of Fan Studies—the book synthesizes literature surrounding important theories, debates, and issues within the field of fan studies. It also traces and explains the social, historical, political, commercial, ethical, and creative dimensions of fandom and fan studies. Exploring both the historical and the contemporary fan situation, the volume presents fandom and fan studies as models of 21st century production and consumption, and identifies the emergent trends in this unique field of study.

Hop on pop

the politics and pleasures of popular culture


Author: Henry Jenkins,Tara McPherson,Jane Shattuc

Publisher: Duke University Press Books


Category: Social Science

Page: 748

View: 6456

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

Steel Chair to the Head

The Pleasure and Pain of Professional Wrestling


Author: Nicholas Sammond

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822334385

Category: Social Science

Page: 365

View: 7588

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

Current Contents

Arts & humanities


Author: Institute for Scientific Information (Philadelphia)

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Bodies out of bounds

fatness and transgression


Author: Jana Evans Braziel,Kathleen LeBesco

Publisher: Univ of California Pr


Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 5540

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.

Sporting Rhetoric

Performance, Games, and Politics


Author: Barry Brummett

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433104282

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

View: 1178

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.

Men and masculinities

a social, cultural, and historican encyclopedia


Author: Michael S. Kimmel,Amy Aronson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781576077740

Category: Men

Page: N.A

View: 1474



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Drama

Page: N.A

View: 5692

Theatre and Violence


Author: Lucy Nevitt

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137302283

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

View: 5594

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.

Yellowface minstrelsy

Asian martial arts and the American popular imaginary


Author: Joseph D. Won

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 5203


Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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Television studies

textual analysis


Author: Gary Burns,Robert J. Thompson

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275927455

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 260

View: 5975

Burns and Thompson help to remedy the lack of a forum for current research on television by bringing together, in this volume, some of the best recent research in television studies. This work will begin to fill the gap in literature on television studies as a discipline. In compiling these 13 papers, the editors maintain a balance of timely interest and lasting relevance. The contributors study the texts of current TV dramatic and comic series, such as Dallas and Cheers, as well as current trends in nonfiction TV, such as network and local news coverage. Each analysis of a specific television text is complimented with rigorous theoretical argumentation. Students and scholars of communications and television criticism will find Television Studies valuable reading. The book begins with a two-chapter debate primarily seeking a definition of 'television studies.' The debate includes a critical examination of the capitalist institutions that dominate television as an industry. Further chapters discuss dramatic television series; an examination of the development of the lengthy serial text of Dallas, and structural analysis of the pilot episode of Cheers. The book contains five essays on nonfiction television, including an insiders view of the production and promotion of local TV news and an analysis of CBS and ABC's TV news coverage of South Africa over a two week period in 1987. In a final essay, conventional wisdom about 'the audience' is refuted.