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The democratic stage? The relationship between the actor and the audience in professional wrestling
(Revue de Recherche en Civilisation Américaine, 2014)
Using two major examples (2002 Wrestlemania XVII main event between The Rock and Hulk Hogan, and the 2004 Wrestlemania XX match up of Brock Lesnar and Bill Goldberg) this paper will argue that the wrestling arena is one ...
Sport and Literature A Special Issue of Sport in History: Introduction
(Taylor and Francis, 2009-06)
This special issue of Sport in History presents the work of several academics who explore the literary representation of sport. The article discusses the methodology of using literature to study sport.
Olympism and Pastoralism in British Sporting Literature
(Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2015-07-30)
This chapter explores the pastoralism of early modern British sport, evident in the first printed texts in English. These processes accelerated from 1612 onwards, as versions of “Olimpick,” “Ho-Limpyc,” “Olympian,” and ...
Englishness: Twentieth-Century Popular Culture and the Forming of English Identity
(Edinburgh University Press, 2009)
The book examines the conflicts, dilemmas and contradictions that marked Englishness as the nation changed from an imperial power to a postcolonial state. The chapters deal with such topics as travel writing, popular song, ...
Performance and Professional Wrestling
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 ...
Women, Sport and Culture: From The 1948 Olympic Games to Rome 1960
The chapter has two sections. The first looks at the expansion of the Olympic programme for women between 1948 and 1960 and the changing cultural values of Olympism during this time. The second section argues that Olympic ...
Postcolonialism and Popular Cultures
(Oxford University Press, 2013)
Noting the general neglect of popular cultures in contemporary postcolonial studies, the chapter uses case studies drawn from Kenyan athletics in the 1950s and Jamaican music of the 1970s and 1990s to explore the complex ...
‘One time he could-‘a’ been, the champion of the world’: Bob Dylan's ‘Hurricane’ as protest song
(Sport in Society Special Edition: Sport Music and Identities, 2013-07-04)
This article focuses on ‘Hurricane’, a song co-written by Bob Dylan (born 24 May 1941) and released in November 1975 on the Columbia Records label. The song details the imprisonment of an African-Amercian middleweight ...
(Edinburgh University Press, 2005)
The book explores current topics in the field of postcolonial studies such as nationhood, hybridity and identity, globalism and localism, diasporas and the politics of gender and cultural diversity through a range of case ...
Knitting and the Olympic Games: clothing, competition, culture and commerce
(Taylor and Francis, 2015-05-01)
A critical survey of some of the ways in which knitting has inter-acted with the Olympic Games and its predecessors.