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Slaphappy Pride, Prejudice, and Professional Wrestling

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ISBN-10: 006019829X

ISBN-13: 9780060198299

Edition: 2006

Authors: Thomas Hackett

List price: $24.95
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Description:

Slaphappy is reporter Thomas Hackett's penetrating look at the world of professional wrestling, for those who love the spectacle and for the sport's skeptics and the uninitiated. Through interviews with wrestlers, promoters, and fans, Hackett explores the full range of issues that swirl around wrestling culture -- fame, masculinity, violence, aggression, performance, and play. Among the lessons of professional wrestling is that deceit is a fundamental fact of American life. And yet, paradoxically, the one thing wrestling isn't is dishonest. Although wrestlers play pretend, wrestling itself doesn't pretend to be anything other than what it is -- fantastically absurd, a very American kind of…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/28/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English