Globalizing Boxing

Woodward, Kath (2014). Globalizing Boxing. Globalizing Sports Studies. London: Bloomsbury Academic.



Globalizing Boxing uses boxing as a vehicle for exploring globalizing social cultural political and economic change. Boxing, although deeply embedded in enduring racialised, gendered practices contributes to social transformations as well as reflecting social and cultural forces. Particular versions of masculinity remain entrenched in the sport but women's boxing in the 2012 Olympics challenged some traditional assumptions. The book widens the scope of research into boxing by including MMA as well as ultimate fighting and forms of boxing which transgress some of the traditional regulatory and cultural boundaries of the sport. Boxing is generative of transformative affects as well as being affected by social change and endurances.

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