Muhammad Ali: The Making of an Icon

Muhammad Ali: The Making of an Icon

by Michael Ezra

ISBN-10: 1592136613

ISBN-13: 9781592136612

Pub. Date: 01/28/2009

Publisher: Temple University Press

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Temple University Press
Publication date:
Sporting Series
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Another Book about Muhammad Ali?

Part I: Louisville Sponsoring Group 
Louisville's Favorite Son: The Professional Debut 
Choosing Management: The Courtship of Cassius Clay 
The Early Bouts, 1961-1962 
Clay vs. Moore: The Seminal Text 
The Most Hated Man in Boxing? The Early Bouts, 1963 
Damage Control through Moral Authority: The Louisville Sponsoring Group's Specialty 
The Relationship between Cassius Clay and the Louisville Sponsoring Group: A Summary 
The Commercial Elements of Clay-Liston I

PartII: Nation of Islam 
Main Bout Inc.: How Commerce Affects Culture 
Carving Out Moral Authority: Ali's Race Man Phase

Part III: Good People 
Forty Years of Ali: The Making of an Icon 
The Legacy of Ali's Exile and the Nation of Islam 
The Prodigal Son Returns 
King of the World: The Consequences of Monarchy 
Death of a Salesman 
Lonnie Ali: The Savior 
Thomas Hauser: The Literary Rehabilitation of Ali's Legend 
Olympic Torch: From Literature to Television 
Beyond Moral Authority: The Apotheosis of Muhammad Ali 
Culture Meets Commerce: The Muhammad Ali Center, Naming Rights, and the Price of Moral Authority 
The Backlash: Exploring Contradictory Meaning of Ali


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