World of Lucha Libre Secrets, Revelations, and Mexican National Identity

ISBN-10: 0822342324
ISBN-13: 9780822342328
Authors: Heather Levi, Gilbert M. Joseph, Emily S. Rosenberg
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The World of Lucha Libreis an insider's account oflucha libre, the popular Mexican version of professional wrestling. Heather Levi spent more than a year immersed in the world of wrestling in Mexico City. Not only did she observe many live events and interview wrestlers, referees, officials, promoters, and reporters; she also apprenticed with a retiredluchador(wrestler). Drawing on her insider's perspective, she explores lucha libre as a cultural performance, an occupational subculture, and a set of symbols that circulate through Mexican culture and politics. Levi argues that the broad appeal of lucha libre lies in its capacity to stage contradictions at the heart of Mexican national…    
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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Duke University Press Number of pages: 288 Dimensions: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall Weight: 0.902 lbs. Language: English