- Machine generated contents note: pt. I Audience -- 1.The dissipation of "heat": Changing role(s) of audience in professional wrestling in the United States / Jon Ezell -- 2.Pops and promos: Speech and silence in professional wrestling / Claire Warden -- 3.Playful engagements: Wrestling with the attendant masses / Stephen Di Benedetto -- pt. II Circulation -- 4.Stadium-sized theatre: WWE and the world of professional wrestling / Eero Laine -- 5.Wrestling's not real, it's hyperreal: Professional wrestling video games / Nicholas Ware -- pt. III Lucha -- 6.Don't leave us in the hands of criminals: The contested cultural politics of lucha libre / Heather Levi -- 7.Wrestling with burlesque, burlesquing lucha libre / Nina Hoechtl -- pt. IV Gender -- 8.The impact of women's pro wrestling performances on the transformation of gender / Keiko Aiba -- 9."Most women train with mostly men, so why not wrestle them?" The performance and experience of intergender professional wrestling in Britain / Carrie Dunn -- pt. V Queerness -- 10.Grappling and ga(y)zing: Gender, sexuality, and performance in the WWE debuts of Goldust and Marlena / Janine Bradbury -- 11."King of the ring, and queen of it too": The exotic masculinity of Adrian Street / Stephen Greer -- 12."Gold-dust": Ricki Starr's ironic performances of the queer commodity in popular entertainment / Laura Katz Rizzo -- pt. VI Bodies -- 13.Muscle memory: Re-enacting the fin-de-siecle strongman in pro wrestling / Broderick Chow -- 14.The hard sell: The performance of pain in professional wrestling / Jamie Lewis Hadley -- pt. VII Race -- 15."Tell them it's what their grandfathers got": Racial violence in southern professional wrestling / Charles Hughes -- 16.Grappling with the "new racism": Race, ethnicity, and post-colonialism in British wrestling during the 1970s and 1980s / Nicholas Porter -- 17.Some moments of flag desecration in professional wrestling / Morgan Daniels.
- 9781138937222 hardback, 1138937223 hardback, 9781138937239 paperback, and 1138937231 paperback
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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