We are the Champions: The Politics of Sports and Popular Music

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - Music - 257 pages
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Sports and popular music are synergistic agents in the construction of identity and community. Posing unique challenges to notions of mind - body dualities, nationalism, class, gender, and racial codes and sexual orientation, Ken McLeod illuminates the paradoxical and often conflicting relationships associated with these modes of leisure and entertainment and demonstrates that they are not culturally or ideologically distinct but are interconnected modes of contemporary social practice.
  

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Contents

A Brief History of Music Sports and Competition
7
Female Identity Music and
43
Sports Music Marketing Crossover
77
Sports Anthems and Hypermasculinity
111
Constructing Male Identity
133
The Integration of Sports and Music
157
Visual Media and the Soundtrack of Sports
185
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
225
Index
245
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About the author (2011)

Ken McLeod is widely respected as an authentic Tibetan Buddhist teacher who has trained for years with renowned teachers, including his teacher, Kalu Rinpoche. He directs Unfettered Mind, a Buddhist teaching and consulting service in Los Angeles, CA.

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