Boxing, Narrative and Culture: Critical Perspectives

Sarah Crews (Editor), P. Solomon Lennox (Editor)

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Boxing, Narrative and Culture: Critical Perspectives is the first interdisciplinary response to the dominant boxing narratives that are produced, performed, and circulated in commercial boxing culture.

This collection includes global perspectives on boxing. It highlights the diverse range of bodies and communities that engage with boxing practices but are oftentimes overlooked and overwritten by popular narrative tropes and misconceptions of the sport. These interdisciplinary and global perspectives engage with boxing’s shared narrative resources, offering new readings and insights on how and what boxing performs and for whom. The contributors to this collection are academics, artists, amateur boxers, and/or coaches who provide a culture critique of boxing. The work shows how boxing practices are performed and channelled by individuals and communities who access and utilise boxing culture as a means of physical enquiry, political statement, and community building. These contributions challenge the notion that boxing is a sport reserved for masculine bodies adorned as heroes, warriors, or victims of the sport.

Exploring key themes in socio-cultural studies including gender, race, community, media, and performance, this book is fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in physical culture, sport studies, cultural studies, gender studies, cultural geography, critical race theory, labour studies, performance studies, or media studies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages230
ISBN (Electronic)9781003312635
ISBN (Print)9781032320564
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2023

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

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