Rounds de sombra: El boxeo en la crónica deportiva de tablada, garibay y monsiváis

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Abstract

The Mexican boxing tradition has generated a long line of literary and graphical works that have not been studied. This article focuses on three boxing chronicles: “La última gigantomaquia,” by José Juan Tablada; “Las glorias del gran Púas,” by Ricardo Garibay; and “La hora del consumo de los orgullos,” by Carlos Monsiváis. In these chronicles, boxing serves as a symbolic space in which social and political tensions are resolved. Moreover, as a sports industry boxing is a place where the professional sportsman faces the practices and conditions of global capitalism. As a result of the violence involved, boxing has also become a space that represents modern masculinity. The three works that inform this article thus arc through the Mexican twentieth century, revealing the relationship of boxing, journalism, politics, and the global market.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)561-572.
JournalLatin American Research Review
Volume53
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Development
  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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