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Read online Boxing: A Cultural History.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Boxing: A Cultural History Boxing is one of the oldest and most exciting of sports its bruising and bloody confrontations have permeated Western culture since BC During that period there has hardly been a time in which young men and sometimes women did not raise their gloved or naked fists to one other Throughout this history potters sculptors painters poets novelists cartoonists song writers photographers and film makers have been there to record and make sense of it all .

In her encyclopaedic investigation Kasia Boddy sheds new light on an elemental sports and struggle for dominance whose weapons are nothing more than fists Boddy examines the shifting social political and cultural resonances of this most visceral of sports and shows how from Daniel Mendoza to Mike Tyson boxers have embodied and enacted our anxieties about race ethnicity gender and sexuality Looking afresh at everything from neoclassical sculpture to hip hop lyrics i Boxing i explores the way in which the history of boxing has intersected with the history of mass media from cinema to radio to pay per view The book also offers an intriguing new perspective on the work of such diverse figures as Henry Fielding Spike Lee Charlie Chaplin Philip Roth James Joyce Mae West Bertolt Brecht and Charles Dickens .

An all encompassing study i Boxing i ultimately reveals to us just how and why boxing has mattered so much to so many by Kasia Boddy

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Boxing: A Cultural History
Title:Boxing: A Cultural History
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Number of Pages:480
Category:history, sports, non-fiction
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No description available, Boxing is one of the oldest and most exciting of sports its bruising and bloody confrontations have permeated Western culture since BC During that period there has hardly been a time in which young men and sometimes women did not raise their gloved or naked fists to one other Throughout this history potters sculptors painters poets novelists cartoonists song writers photographers and film makers have been there to record and make sense of it all br br In her encyclopaedic investigation Kasia Boddy sheds new light on an elemental sports and struggle for dominance whose weapons are nothing more than fists Boddy examines the shifting social political and cultural resonances of this most visceral of sports and shows how from Daniel Mendoza to Mike Tyson boxers have embodied and enacted our anxieties about race ethnicity gender and sexuality Looking afresh at everything from neoclassical sculpture to hip hop lyrics i Boxing i explores the way in which the history of boxing has intersected with the history of mass media from cinema to radio to pay per view The book also offers an intriguing new perspective on the work of such diverse figures as Henry Fielding Spike Lee Charlie Chaplin Philip Roth James Joyce Mae West Bertolt Brecht and Charles Dickens br br An all encompassing study i Boxing i ultimately reveals to us just how and why boxing has mattered so much to so many br, p An unusual witty anthology of love stories selected by Ali Smith Kasia Boddy and Sarah Wood p p b Love means never having to say you re sorry No love is in the air No love is the sweetest thing No it s soft as an easy chair No it s a stranger in an open car No it s a many splendoured thing No it s the drug No it s like a butterfly b p p b Oh let s call the whole thing off b p br p Love stories don t always involve hearts and flowers and walks in the park This sparkling collection of the world s greatest love quarrels from Chekhov to Colette from D H Lawrence to Jhumpa Lahiri features love stories for every mood and occasion Here are new lovers testing the ground cosy couples enjoying a quiet squabble before bedtime and exes intent on picking up where they left off p p Often love quarrels start with trivial matters such as a bride s new hat in Dorothy Parker s Here We Are or a choice of bedtime book in Jackie Kay s You Go When You Can No Longer Stay But it doesn t usually take long for the stakes to be raised Love is a risky business p p b ALI SMITH b was born in Inverness in and lives in Cambridge She is the author of i Like i i Other Stories And Other Stories i i Hotel World i which was shortlisted for both the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize i The Whole Stories and Other Stories i and i The Accidental i published by Hamish Hamilton in Ali Smith also writes for the i Guardian i the i Scotsman i and the i TLS i p p b KASIA BODDY b is a senior lecturer in English at UCL She is the author of i Boxing A Cultural History i and co editor with Ali Smith amp Sarah Wood of i Brilliant Careers The Virago Book of Twentieth Century Fiction i she has contributed an introduction to the Penguin Modern Classics edition of Carson McCullers i The Heart is a Lonely Hunter i br i i br b SARAH WOOD b is an artist filmmaker and film curator p, This book focuses specifically on short fiction written since a particularly rich and diverse period in the history of the form A selective approach has been taken focusing on the best and most representative work