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Fighting Visibility: Sports Media and Female Athletes in the UFC

Jennifer McClearen

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043734
eISBN:
9780252052637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043734.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Over the first twenty years of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) history, the mixed-martial arts (MMA) promotion adamantly excluded female athletes and upheld sports media’s time-honored ... More


Soldiers Who Fight and Soldiers Who Don’t

Alessandro Orsini

in Sacrifice: My Life in a Fascist Militia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709838
eISBN:
9781501709630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709838.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter argues that daily life in the parallel world is typified not by “soldiers who fight,” but by “soldiers who don't fight.” To escape the bourgeois society, Sacrifice militants try to ... More


New Consumer Citizens: Life Histories

Jessica M. Mulligan

in Unmanageable Care: An Ethnography of Health Care Privatization in Puerto Rico

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724910
eISBN:
9780814764992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724910.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter describes the life histories of particular citizen consumers who struggled to obtain care from the privatized health system under the MMA. It argues that the aspirations of neoliberal ... More


The Likeness of an Author: The Scribal Statues of Haremhab

Niv Allon

in Writing, Violence, and the Military: Images of Literacy in Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt (1550-1295 BCE)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198841623
eISBN:
9780191889769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841623.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shifts to three-dimensional art and studies scribal statues. It traces back the history of this statuary motif through time, studying changes in the texts inscribed on the statue and the ... More


Visibility and Difference in the UFC

Jennifer McClearen

in Fighting Visibility: Sports Media and Female Athletes in the UFC

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043734
eISBN:
9780252052637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043734.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The introduction considers the increased visibility of female athletes in MMA--a phenomenon enabled by a 21st century media context that increasingly seeks out representations of difference, ... More


Coda: On Love and Violence

Jennifer McClearen

in Fighting Visibility: Sports Media and Female Athletes in the UFC

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043734
eISBN:
9780252052637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043734.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The conclusion of Fighting Visibility meditates on the tensions between love and violence in MMA and its largest promotion. Rather than framing MMA as an inherently violent pursuit, the coda upholds ... More


The Political Landscape of the Taliban Insurgency in Pakistan

Hassan Abbas

in Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics, and Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780190252656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199893072.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines how various political and religious forces have influenced the state of affairs in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KPP) in recent years. It discusses the larger ... More


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