Professional Wrestling as Ritual Drama in American Popular Culture

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Edwin Mellen Press, 1990 - Sports & Recreation - 185 pages
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This text analyzes the phenomenon of American professional wrestling in light of the critical dramaturgy of Erving Goffman, Victor Turner and Mary Jo Deegan. It seeks to offer a scholarly explanation and sociological insight into professional wrestling in America.

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Historical Roots and Modern Development
The Ritual Setting
The Ritual Character

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