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Slaphappy : pride, prejudice, & professional wrestling

Author: Thomas Hackett
Publisher: New York : Ecco, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Drawing on interviews with promoters, wrestlers, and fans, a journalist explores the world of professional wrestling to provide a look at wrestling culture, its theatrical fakery, and its participants.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hackett
ISBN: 006019829X 9780060198299
OCLC Number: 61178232
Description: vii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : dementia Americana --
Slouching toward Bethlehem --
Origins of a species --
The raw and the cooked --
Action figures of speech --
Manchild in the promised land --
California dreaming --
Male performance anxiety --
Object lessons --
Tough love --
Passion play --
A world of hurt --
Finishing moves.
Other Titles: Slap happy
Responsibility: Thomas Hackett ; with photographs by the author.
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Drawing on interviews with promoters, wrestlers, and fans, a journalist explores the world of professional wrestling to provide a look at wrestling culture, its theatrical fakery, and its participants.

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