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Description - Boxing by Kasia Boddy

From ancient Greece to the present day, Boddy charts the myriad incarnations of boxing in Western society and the larger-than life figures who have played pivotal roles in its history. The book traces the portrayal of the sport in literature and media, from Greek odes to hip-hop lyrics to silent films, and shows the sport to be a complex cultural act that transforms the voyeur into a participant.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781861893697
ISBN-10: 1861893698
Format: Hardback
Pages: 480
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kasia Boddy

Kasia Boddy teaches in the English Department at University College London and has published widely on British and American literature and film.

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