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Overview

Cheerleading has become a staple in American culture. The cheerleader straddles two contradictory symbolic poles. This individual is an instantly recognized figure representing youthful attractiveness, leadership, and popularity. Yet, for many, the cheerleader is seen as epitomizing mindless enthusiasm, shallow boosterism, and objectified sexuality. This contradictory view is explored in this extensively documented book. Cheerleading issues include: the changing patterns of social class, age, race, and gender of ...

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Overview

Cheerleading has become a staple in American culture. The cheerleader straddles two contradictory symbolic poles. This individual is an instantly recognized figure representing youthful attractiveness, leadership, and popularity. Yet, for many, the cheerleader is seen as epitomizing mindless enthusiasm, shallow boosterism, and objectified sexuality. This contradictory view is explored in this extensively documented book. Cheerleading issues include: the changing patterns of social class, age, race, and gender of participants; its development within professional sports in the early 1960s and its relation to mass media; the evolution of its style and content; and the meanings, values, and symbolism associated with cheerleading within American culture.

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Hanson (American studies, U. of New Mexico) offers an broad overview of cheerleading and its place in American culture, looking at the cheerleader as a symbol invested with both negative and positive values. She touches on issues such as the social context of the institutionalization and adult control of cheerleading; the changing patterns of age, class, and gender of participants; and the development of cheerleading in professional sports in the 1960s. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879726805
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1996
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 198
  • Sales rank: 836,348
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Collegiate and Scholastic Beginnings 9
2 Institutionalization and Commercialization in School, Community, and College Cheerleading 29
3 From Those Who Yell to Those Who Sell: Cheerleading in Professional Sports 49
4 Content and Style: Spirit, Entertainment, and Competition 75
5 On the Sidelines and in the Headlines: Images of Cheerleading in American Culture 99
6 Thinking About Cheerleading: Reiteration and Reinterpretation 119
Notes 125
Bibliography 147
Index 163
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