Muhammad Ali: Trickster in the Culture of Irony (Celebrities)
- Publish Date: 2003-10-10
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Charles Lemert
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This absorbing book unravels the reasons for the enduring respect and reverence that Muhammad Ali commands long after the end of his athletic career. It will appeal to those teaching and studying cultural studies, social theory, sports studies, and sociology, as well as to general readers interested in Muhammad Ali.
- A probing account of Muhammad Alis life, which also examines the mans celebrity and his importance in global history.
- The first book to unravel the reasons for the enduring respect and reverence that Muhammad Ali commands long after the end of his athletic career.
- Traces the key controversies and significant events, from Ali's first announcement of his membership in the Nation of Islam, through his courageous refusal to fight in Vietnam, to his spiritual calm in the face of crippling disease.
- Offers an original and compelling theory of the celebrity in postmodern society.