Gender and Genre in Sports Documentaries

Gender and Genre in Sports Documentaries

Author: Zachary Ingle

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810887879

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 189

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In Gender and Genre in Sports Documentaries, editors Zachary Ingle and David Sutera have assembled a collection of essays that look at the various aspects of sports documentaries. Some of the essays examine questions of gender and sexuality, specifically how masculinity and homosexuality are represented in sports documentaries. Other chapters focus on the characteristics of the sports documentary, exploring how aspects of aesthetics and narrative shape the form. Besides chapters on basketball, football, baseball, boxing, tennis, and auto racing documentaries, this volume also features essays on such marginalized sports as quad rugby, pro wrestling, live action role playing (LARPing), and bodybuilding.