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Fight sports and American masculinity : salvation in violence from 1607 to the present

Author: Christopher David Thrasher
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Throughout America's past, some men have feared the descent of their gender into effeminacy, and turned their eyes to the ring in hopes of salvation. This work explains how the dominant fight sports in the United States have changed over time in response to broad shifts in American culture and ideals of manhood"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher David Thrasher
ISBN: 9780786497041 0786497041
OCLC Number: 882191769
Description: vii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Christopher David Thrasher.

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"Throughout America's past, some men have feared the descent of their gender into effeminacy, and turned their eyes to the ring in hopes of salvation. This work explains how the dominant fight sports in the United States have changed over time in response to broad shifts in American culture and ideals of manhood"--

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