When Dempsey Fought Tunney: Heroes, Hokum, and Storytelling in the Jazz Age

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Univ. of Tennessee Press, 1996 - Social Science - 214 pages
An anthology of 31 essays by the philosophically gifted selected by the editors as historically significant to the "post" in postmodernism, exhibiting the shift away from documentation and interpretation to an exploration of significance. The collection begins with Francis Bacon and Rene Descartes, traveling into 19th century social theory with Marx and Nietzsche, the challenges to those theories presented by Dewey and Kuhn, and the deconstruction of modernity with Foucault, Derrida, and Cornel West. In the final section, Habermas and Benhabib (among others) respond to postmodernism, taking us into the post postmodern contexts of the future. Lacks an index. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

Dempsey and the Doctor
1
Early Publicity Photo of Dempsey in Training
3
Doc Kearns Shakes Hands with Referee Tommy Milligan
11
Tex and Toledo
18
Dempsey Strikes a Fighting Pose
19
Tunney Dempsey Sports Writers and Readers
35
Dempsey Trains for His 1923 Title Fight with Gibbons
37
Dempsey Knocks Down Firpo during their 1923 Championship Fight
47
The Philadelphia Fight
74
The Comeback the Chicago Fight and Its Aftermath
97
Dempsey and Tunney Meet at the Start of their Long Count Fight
99
Dempsey Knocks Tunney Down with a Shove and a Slip
111
Tunneys Victory in Chicago Marked the End of Boxings Golden Age
117
Notes
125
Bibliography
187
Index
211

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