Ball, Michael R. Books

Professional Wrestling as Ritual Drama in American Pop Culture
1990 0-88946-112-0
In spite of the enormous popularity of professional wrestling in recent years, few sociological writings have addressed this ritualized reflection of working-class values. This book, which analyzes the phenomenon of American professional wrestling in light of the critical dramaturgy of Erving Goffman, Victor Turner, and the recent works of Mary Jo Deegan, stands alone in offering scholarly explanation and sociological insight into professional wrestling in America.