Out of Bounds is a collection of essays that regards the media representation of professional sports through the lens of cultural studies. Editors Aaron Baker and Todd Boyd contend that the popularity of sports derives not simply from their appeal as leisure entertainment but from their contribution to discussion of larger issues of class, race, gender, and masculinity. Essays in the collection challenge media wisdom about the apolitical nature of sports by examining how they contribute to the contested process of defining social identities. Included within a broad range of works are q'Never Trust a Snake': WWF Wrestling as Masculine Melodrama, q (Henry Jenkins), qMike Tyson and the Perils of Discursive Constraints: Boxing, Race and The Assumption of Guiltq (John Sloop), and qVisible Difference and Flex Appeal: The Body, Sex, Sexuality, and Race in the Pumping Iron Filmsq (Christine Holmlund).Essays in the collection challenge media wisdom about the apolitical nature of sports by examining how they contribute to the contested process of defining social identities.
|Title||:||Out of Bounds|
|Author||:||Aaron Baker, Todd Boyd|
|Publisher||:||Indiana University Press - 1997-01|