Out of Bounds: Sports, Media and the Politics of Identity

Sports, Media and the Politics of Identity

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Out of Bounds is a collection of essays that regards the mediarepresentation of professional sports through the lens of cultural studies. EditorsAaron Baker and Todd Boyd contend that the popularity of sports derives not simplyfrom their appeal as leisure entertainment but from their contribution to discussionof larger issues of class, race, gender, and masculinity. Essays in the collectionchallenge media wisdom about the apolitical nature of sports by examining how theycontribute to the contested process of defining social identities. Included within abroad range of works are "'Never Trust a Snake': WWF Wrestling as MasculineMelodrama," (Henry Jenkins), "Mike Tyson and the Perils of DiscursiveConstraints: Boxing, Race and The Assumption of Guilt" (John Sloop), and"Visible Difference and Flex Appeal: The Body, Sex, Sexuality, and Race in thePumping Iron Films" (Christine Holmlund).

Aaron Baker teaches in the Interdisciplinary Humanities program at Arizona State University. He is currently working on a book about sports in American film and television.

Todd Boyd, Assistant Professor of Critical Studies at the USC School of Cinema-Television, has published in numerous journals, and is the author of Am I Black Enough for You? (in this catalog).

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Einband Taschenbuch
Herausgeber Aaron Baker, Todd Edward Boyd
Seitenzahl 232
Altersempfehlung ab 22 Jahr(e)
Erscheinungsdatum 01.02.1997
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-253-21095-1
Verlag Indiana University Press
Maße (L/B/H) 23.4/15.6/1.6 cm
Gewicht 399 g

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  • Preface: O. J. and the Imperative of Sports in Cultural Studies Todd Boyd

    Introduction: Sports and the Popular Aaron Baker
    Part I: Sports and the Revision of Masculinity
    1. Television Sports as Mas(s)culine Cult of Distraction Ava Rose and James Friedman
    2. Female Spectators and the Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight Film Dan Streible
    3. "Never Trust A Snake": WWF Wrestling as Masculine Melodrama Henry Jenkins

    Part II: Sports, Race and Representation
    4. "America's" Apple Pie: Baseball, Japan-Bashing, and the Sexual Threat of Economic
    Miscegenation Kent Ono
    5. Mike Tyson and the Perils of Discursive Constraints: Boxing, Race, and The Assumption
    of Guilt John Sloop
    6. The Day the Niggaz Took Over: Basketball, Commodity Culture, and Black Masculinity
    Todd Boyd

    Part III: Hollywood Sports Films and Contested Identities
    7. Visible Difference and Flex Appeal: The Body, Sex, Sexuality, and Race in the PUMPING IRON Films Christine Anne Holmlund
    8. A Left/Right Combination: Populism and Depression Era Boxing Films Aaron Baker
    9. Baseball in the Post-American Cinema, or Life in the Minor Leagues Vivian Sobchack