A History of Boxing In Mexico: Masculinity, Modernity, and Nationalism by Stephen D. AllenA History of Boxing In Mexico: Masculinity, Modernity, and Nationalism by Stephen D. Allen

A History of Boxing In Mexico: Masculinity, Modernity, and Nationalism

byStephen D. Allen

Hardcover | September 15, 2017

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The violent sport of boxing shaped and was shaped by notions of Mexican national identity during the twentieth century. This book reveals how boxing and boxers became sources of national pride and sparked debates on what it meant to be Mexican, masculine, and modern.

The success of world-champion Mexican boxers played a key role in the rise of Los Angeles as the center of pugilistic activity in the United States. This international success made the fighters potent symbols of a Mexican culture that was cosmopolitan, nationalist, and masculine. With research in archives on both sides of the border, the author uses their life stories to trace the history and meaning of Mexican boxing.

Stephen D. Allen is an assistant professor of history at California State University, Bakersfield.
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Title:A History of Boxing In Mexico: Masculinity, Modernity, and NationalismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9.25 × 6.28 × 0.95 inPublished:September 15, 2017Publisher:University of New Mexico PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0826358551

ISBN - 13:9780826358554

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?A lively and entertaining history of the ?sweet science? that provides a fresh perspective on the shifting landscapes of gender and nation in twentieth-century Mexico.??Heather Levi, author of The World of Lucha Libre: Secrets, Revelations, and Mexican National Identity