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1st Edition

Boxing and Performance
Memetic Hauntings

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ISBN 9780367266059
November 17, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
176 Pages - 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Boxing and Performance is the first substantial piece of work to place the lived experience of female and male boxers in dialogue with one another.

Crews and Lennox critically reflect on their ethnographic experiences of boxing and their reading of the cultural representations of the sport. They conceive of the project as an extended sparring session. This book offers a unique perspective on boxing in/as performance and boxing in/as culture. This book explores how the connections between boxing and performance address ideas about bodies, relationships, intimacy, and combat. It challenges and renegotiates oft-repeated narratives used to make meaning about boxing.

This volume examines questions of visibility, voice, and agency and will appeal to scholars and students in the fields of performance and media, and sport and social studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1: Narrative Remains; Chapter 2: Bodily Traces; Chapter 3: (Re)performing Greatness; Conclusion

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Sarah Crews is a Senior Lecturer in Performance at the University of South Wales, UK. She is currently creating and developing a documentary on Women’s boxing in Wales. P. Solomon Lennox is a Lecturer in Performing Arts at Northumbria University, UK. As a freelance contemporary practitioner, Solomon works with butoh, psychophysical acting approaches, and martial arts-based movement.