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Genealogy of Male Bodybuilding : From Classical to Freaky (Hardcover) (Dimitris Liokaftos)

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This book looks at the development of dominant, organized, male bodybuilding culture from its early period (1880s) up until the present, tracing its transformations and offering an updated account for its current "extreme" direction. Unpacking this development both in terms of bodybuilding's own trajectory and the wider sociocultural processes it has been part of, the work uses a unique combination of historical and empirical data and, focusing on organized displays of the built body as a platform for investigating the diverse body aesthetics, models of embodied practice, aesthetics of representation and formal spectacles that have marked the history of bodybuilding.

Number of Pages: 160
Genre: Sports + Recreation, Social Science
Series Title: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Dimitris Liokaftos
Language: English
Street Date: January 31, 2017
TCIN: 51653403
UPC: 9781138187115
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-5169
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