Identity in Professional Wrestling

This collection of new essays contributes to the literature on pro wrestling with a broad exploration of identity in the sport.

Identity in Professional Wrestling

Identity in Professional Wrestling

 Part sport, part performance art, professional wrestling’s appeal crosses national, racial and gender boundaries—in large part by playing to national, racial and gender stereotypes that resonate with audiences. Scholars who study competitive sports tend to dismiss wrestling, with its scripted outcomes, as “fake,” yet fail to recognize a key similarity: both present athletic displays for maximized profit through live events, television viewership and merchandise sales. This collection of new essays contributes to the literature on pro wrestling with a broad exploration of identity in the sport. Topics include cultural appropriation in the ring, gender non-comformity, national stereotypes, and wrestling as transmission of cultural values.

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Identity in Professional Wrestling
Language: en
Pages: 317
Authors: Aaron D. Horton
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-04 - Publisher: McFarland

 Part sport, part performance art, professional wrestling’s appeal crosses national, racial and gender boundaries—in large part by playing to national, racial and gender stereotypes that resonate with audiences. Scholars who study competitive sports tend to dismiss wrestling, with its scripted outcomes, as “fake,” yet fail to recognize a key
Fighting for Recognition
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: R. Tyson Smith
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-21 - Publisher: Duke University Press

In Fighting for Recognition, R. Tyson Smith enters the world of independent professional wrestling, a community-based entertainment staged in community centers, high school gyms, and other modest venues. Like the big-name, televised pro wrestlers who originally inspired them, indie wrestlers engage in choreographed fights in character. Smith details the experiences,
Professional Wrestling in the Pacific Northwest
Language: en
Pages: 230
Authors: Steven Verrier
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-30 - Publisher: McFarland

"This entertaining account of the wrestling industry in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia provides a comprehensive account of more than 130 years of events in the ring and behind the scenes. The author draws connections between developments in wrestling and the changing identity of the Pacific Northwest"--
Try this On!
Language: en
Pages: 31
Authors: Steven Verrier
Categories: Art, Modern
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 574
Authors: Donald W.. Ball, Donald W. Ball, John W. Loy
Categories: Sports
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