By Dimitris Liokaftos
Bodybuilding has turn into an more and more dominant a part of renowned gymnasium tradition in the final century. constructing muscular tissues is now obvious as crucial for either normal healthiness and excessive functionality activity. on the extra severe finish, the monstrous?built physique has develop into a pop icon that maintains to impress fascination. This unique and interesting examine explores the advance of male bodybuilding tradition from the 19th century to the current day, tracing its differences and providing a brand new standpoint on its present severe path.
Drawing on archival examine, interviews, player remark, and discourse research, this booklet provides a serious mapping of bodybuilding’s trajectory. Following this trajectory in the course of the wider sociocultural alterations it's been part of, a special mix of historic and empirical information is used to enquire the aesthetics of bodybuilding and the moving notions of the nice physique and human nature they replicate.
This ebook can be interesting analyzing for all these attracted to the heritage and tradition of bodybuilding, in addition to for college students and researchers of the sociology of activity, gender and the physique.
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A Genealogy of Male Bodybuilding: From classical to freaky (Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society) by Dimitris Liokaftos