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Professional wrestling as ritual drama in American popular culture

by Michael R. Ball

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Published by Edwin Mellen Press in Lewiston .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Wrestling -- Social aspects -- United States -- Case studies.,
    • Rites and ceremonies -- United States -- Case studies.,
    • Popular culture -- Economic aspects -- United States -- Case studies.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-181) and index.

      StatementMichael R. Ball.
      SeriesMellen studies in sociology ;, v. 8
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGV1196.4.S63 B35 1990
      The Physical Object
      Pagination185 p. ;
      Number of Pages185
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1883582M
      ISBN 100889461120, 0889466300
      LC Control Number90044431

      This book looks at the world of professional wrestling both from the fan’s-eye-view high in the stands and from the ringside in the wrestlers’ gym. It begins with a look at the way in which performances are constructed and sold to spectators, both on a local level and . Pro Wrestling Books Showing of Have a Nice Day!: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks (Paperback) by. Mick Foley (shelved 33 times as pro-wrestling) Backlund: From All-American Boy to Professional Wrestling's World Champion (Hardcover) by. Bob Backlund (shelved 6 times as pro-wrestling).

      Verrier: As far as wrestling goes, you can’t beat the territorial days. I think there was a lot more believable, compelling action and drama in most territories’ hour-long television shows from the s to s than in just about any wrestling product you see on TV today—at least if you take New Japan Pro Wrestling out of the equation.   Beginning from the premise (vis-à-vis wrestler-turned-scholar Laurence de Garis) that professional wrestling scholarship has historically overlooked the embodied, physical dimension of the form in favour of its drama, and reflecting on a series of professional wrestling story-lines that have blurred the lines between staged performance (“kayfabe”) and reality, this article suggests that.

      Wrestling h'as been a part of my life ever since I was born, My father is the originator of western style wrestling in Japan. He was introduced to wrestling by Americans while he was the United States as a member of the Waseda University judo team in , Upon his return to Japan, he organized a wrestling program at. These include how the internet and decentralized media has helped reshape professional wrestling as a business. of_professional_wrestling Ball, M. R. Professional Wrestling as Ritual Drama in American Popular Culture. of_professional_wrestling Ball, M. R. Professional Wrestling as Ritual Drama in American Popular Culture.


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Gods of The Squared Circle: Myth and Ritual in Professional Wrestling – The Mat as Media and Metaphor, or Finding the “Rhetorics of Illusion”Pages: US professional wrestling has enjoyed increased popularity in recent years and is now one of the most popular US spectator events.

A multiple-methodology approach is used to examine the current wrestling phenomenon. First, historical analysis provides a perspective on past ritual importance and development of the current structure. Second, participant observation determines the impact of the. Ritual drama in American popular culture: The case of professional wrestling.

Michael R Ball, University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Abstract. American professional wrestling has enjoyed increased popularity in recent years and is now one of the most popular American spectator events.

Professional wrestling career Early career. Stilsbury started his career in Canada with Stu Hart's Stampede Wrestling in November He was brought into the WWF that month in response to the mainstream popularity of the Australian film Crocodile Dundee.

Wearing an Australian bush jacket, he appeared in several vignettes hyping his debut by showing him in the wilds of the Australian Outback. Professional wrestling is a form of theatrical performance wherein athletic performers portray prizefighters competing in matches with predetermined, scripted outcomes.

It is based on classical and "catch" wrestling, with modern additions of striking attacks, acrobatics, feats of strength, fast-moving athleticism and occasionally, improvised weaponry. Professional wrestling is often seen as a suspect sport and marginal entertainment.

It is also one of the most popular performance practices in the United States and around the world, drawing millions of spectators to live events and televised broadcasts. That its display of violence is at once simulated and actual is part of the appeal for the fans who debate performance choices with as much.

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Many longtime professional wrestlers speak Carnie, a. In this book, the author has written about the pro wrestling world, the wrestlers and even the intellect of the fans. The book was a very good and insightful read as the split up of the content based on the eras was very refreshing.

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4). It incorporates action in the arena, and sometimes outside the arena. It is an action adventure show, a cartoon, drama, and a sitcom.