The Resource The culture of bruising : essays on prizefighting, literature, and modern American culture, Gerald Early

The culture of bruising : essays on prizefighting, literature, and modern American culture, Gerald Early

Label
The culture of bruising : essays on prizefighting, literature, and modern American culture
Title
The culture of bruising
Title remainder
essays on prizefighting, literature, and modern American culture
Statement of responsibility
Gerald Early
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An essay must do more than say something," writes Gerald Early; "It must be something in its own right." The Culture of Bruising is Gerald Early's long-awaited sequel to his award-winning first volume of essays Tuxedo Junction and, in the same spirit, he explores not only a variety of subjects but the form of the essay itself. Early's cultural ruminations on the sport of prize-fighting form the intellectual core and central metaphor of this book. That is to say, his subject, when writing about boxing, is not just the culture of bruising or the world of the prizefighter but rather the culture as bruising - as a structure of opposition against the individual
  • Early's subjects range far and wide - essays in which he shares with us his considerable insights and expertise on such various subjects as multiculturalism and Black History Month, baseball, racist memorabilia, performance magic and race, Malcolm X, early jazz music, and finally, the raising of daughters. In every essay the form strengthens the content and gracefully balances the elements of research and opinion. Early becomes by turns the critic, skeptic, autobiographer, biographer, storyteller, cultural and literary scholar, detached citizen, and bemused parent. He integrates these voices with the skill of an accomplished choirmaster
  • The Culture of Bruising is an important and captivating collection of essays that treats issues of justice and racism in the context of sports, music, and other activities Americans value most. Early is a vigilant and highly sensitive observer of our culture, a culture based on the paradoxical combination of self-destruction and violence with personal empowerment and triumph
Cataloging source
DLC
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Early, Gerald Lyn
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1125
LC item number
.E37 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Boxing
  • Cultural pluralism
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Boxing
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Boxen
  • Multikulturelle Gesellschaft
  • Soziale Situation
  • United States
  • Schwarze
  • USA
Label
The culture of bruising : essays on prizefighting, literature, and modern American culture, Gerald Early
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Two notes toward a definition of multiculturalism
  • The American mysticism of remembrance
  • House of Ruth, House of Robinson: some observations on baseball, biography, and the American myth
  • Collecting "the artificial nigger": race and American material culture
  • Pulp and circumstance: the story of jazz in high places
  • Black Herman comes through only once every seven years: Black magic, white magic, and American culture
  • Notes on the invention of Malcolm X: wrestling with the dark angel
  • Malcolm X and the failure of Afrocentrism
  • 3.
  • Life with daughters:
  • 1.
  • Life with daughters: watching the Miss America pageant
  • Life with daughters: the cakewalk with Shirley Temple
  • Prizefighting and the modern world:
  • The Black intellectual and the sport of prizefighting
  • The unquiet kingdom of providence: the Patterson-Liston fight
  • Battling Siki: the boxer as a natural man
  • The romance of toughness: LaMotta and Graziano
  • 2.
  • Habitations of the mask:
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780880013109
Lccn
93039179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29224834
  • (OCoLC)ocm29224834
Label
The culture of bruising : essays on prizefighting, literature, and modern American culture, Gerald Early
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Two notes toward a definition of multiculturalism
  • The American mysticism of remembrance
  • House of Ruth, House of Robinson: some observations on baseball, biography, and the American myth
  • Collecting "the artificial nigger": race and American material culture
  • Pulp and circumstance: the story of jazz in high places
  • Black Herman comes through only once every seven years: Black magic, white magic, and American culture
  • Notes on the invention of Malcolm X: wrestling with the dark angel
  • Malcolm X and the failure of Afrocentrism
  • 3.
  • Life with daughters:
  • 1.
  • Life with daughters: watching the Miss America pageant
  • Life with daughters: the cakewalk with Shirley Temple
  • Prizefighting and the modern world:
  • The Black intellectual and the sport of prizefighting
  • The unquiet kingdom of providence: the Patterson-Liston fight
  • Battling Siki: the boxer as a natural man
  • The romance of toughness: LaMotta and Graziano
  • 2.
  • Habitations of the mask:
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780880013109
Lccn
93039179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29224834
  • (OCoLC)ocm29224834

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