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Mythologies of martial arts

Author: Paul Bowman
Publisher: London ; New York : Rowman & Littlefield International, [2017]
Series: Martial arts studies.
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Bowman, Paul.
Mythologies of martial arts.
London ; New York : Rowman & Littlefield International, [2016]
(DLC) 2016049938
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Bowman
ISBN: 9781786601919 1786601915 9781786601926 1786601923
OCLC Number: 952368967
Description: xxiii, 186 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Wrestling myth --
The status of martial arts in the West : from the Kung Fu craze to master Ken --
Cross-cultural desire in Western Eastern martial arts --
The circulation of Qi (in media and culture) --
Myths of martial arts history, authority, and authenticity --
On kicking, Kung Fu, and knowing your lineage --
Enter the ethnicity --
The gender of martial arts studies --
Everybody was action film fighting --
From weird to wonderful and back again --
Martial arts myth today.
Series Title: Martial arts studies.
Responsibility: Paul Bowman.


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Bowman provides a fascinating insight for those interested in cultural studies to begin thinking about how martial arts in general have been situated in American society.... Bowman masterfully enters Read more...

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