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Beast. Monster. Savage. Psycho. The glowering menace of Mike Tyson has spooked us for almost two decades. And still we remain fascinated. Why? Ellis Cashmore's answer is disturbing: white society has created Tyson as vengeance for the loss of privilege produced by civil rights.

Told as an odyssey-style homeward journey to Tyson's multi-pathological origins in the racially-explosive ghettos of the 1960s, Tyson's story is part biography, part tragedy and part exposition. His associations with people like Al Sharpton, Don King and Tupac Shakur shaped his life; and events, such as the O J Simpson trial and the Rodney King riots, formed a turbulent background for the Tyson psychodrama. Over the course of an epic boxing career, Tyson was transformed from the most celebrated athlete on earth to a primal, malevolent hate-figure. Yet, even after being condemned as a brute, Tyson retained a power - a power to captivate. Cashmore reveals that the sources of that power lie as much in us as in Tyson himself.

Synopsis:

Analysis of Tyson's life and the culture in which he grew up, rose to prominence, and descended itno disgrace.

About the Author

Ellis Cashmore is Professor of Culture, Media and Sport at Staffordshire University

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments

  • chapter one - Introduction: I will kill you. Do you understand this?

  • chapter two - If you'd be kind enough, I'd love to do it again

  • chapter three - Are you an animal? It depends

  • chapter four - Like watching a Serengeti lion rip into a warthog

  • chapter five - His vital organs in exchange for forgiveness

  • chapter six - God's planning to screw him

  • chapter seven - To rape the virginal black princess

  • chapter eight - In handcuffs in the back of a police cruiser

  • chapter nine - They believe white men have had to pay for black success

  • chapter ten - Time to leave the white man's world

  • chapter eleven - Facts are lost in the preconceptions of racial grievance

  • chapter twelve - Give him enough time and the nigger will come out in him

  • chapter thirteen - The debt of the ghetto bound

  • chapter fourteen - You'd still look at me as a scumbag

  • Bibliography

  • Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780745630700
Author:
Cashmore, Ernest
Publisher:
Polity Press
Author:
Cashmore, Ellis
Subject:
Boxing
Subject:
Boxers (Sports)
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Boxers (Sports) -- United States.
Subject:
Tyson, Mike
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Subject:
General Communication & Media Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Polity celebrities series
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
February 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
229 x 152 mm

Related Subjects

Biography » Sports
History and Social Science » Politics » General
Sports and Outdoors » Martial Arts » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Boxing » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Martial Arts » General

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