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).
About the Author :
Aaron Baker has contributed to Out of Bounds: Sports, Media and the Politics of Identity as an author.
Aaron Baker is the winner of the 2007 Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize for poetry, selected by Stanley Plumly and awarded by Middlebury College and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, Baker
received his MFA at the University of Virginia. His work has been previously
published in the Virginia Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, Post Road, and
Poetry, among other publications. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, and
teaches at Hollins University.
|Title:||Out of Bounds: Sports, Media and the Politics of Identity||Publisher:||Indiana University Press|
|Author:||Aaron Baker, Todd Boyd, Aaron Baker|
|No. of Pages:||232|
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