Identity in Professional Wrestling : Essays on Nationality, Race and Gender Paperback
Edited by Aaron D. Horton
Professional wrestling possesses a global appeal across national, regional, racial, and gender boundaries.
The essays collected in this volume represent the most diverse array of topics and contributors ever assembled for the academic study of pro wrestling.
Utilizing a wide variety of academic disciplines, including communications, literary studies, history, kinesiology, psychology the eighteen contributors deal with various issues of national, regional, and gender identity in pro wrestling, from the construction of a positive Iranian identity in the wake of the Iran hostage crisis, to fan culture clashes between wrestling and MMA fans, to Brazilian and French authorities' efforts to regulate the sport at the turn of the twentieth century, among many others.
This volume is an important contribution to the growing body of academic literature on professional wrestling, especially on the issues of national, regional, racial, and gender identity.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 262 pages
- Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
- Publication Date: 30/01/2018
- Category: Wrestling
- ISBN: 9781476667287