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By Dimitris Liokaftos

Bodybuilding has develop into an more and more dominant a part of renowned gymnasium tradition in the final century. constructing muscle groups is now visible as crucial for either basic healthiness and excessive functionality recreation. on the extra severe finish, the monstrous?built physique has turn into a pop icon that maintains to impress fascination. This unique and fascinating examine explores the advance of male bodybuilding tradition from the 19th century to the current day, tracing its changes and delivering a brand new point of view on its present severe path.

Drawing on archival learn, interviews, player remark, and discourse research, this publication provides a serious mapping of bodybuilding’s trajectory. Following this trajectory throughout the wider sociocultural alterations it's been part of, a distinct mixture of old and empirical facts is used to enquire the aesthetics of bodybuilding and the moving notions of the nice physique and human nature they mirror.

This e-book might be interesting examining for all these attracted to the background 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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