Come out swinging : the changing world of boxing in Gleason's gym / Lucia Trimbur.Material type: TextPublisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1400846064; 9781400846061Subject(s): Boxing -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | Gymnasiums -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | Athletic clubs -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | Boxers (Sports) -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- History | Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs | GAMES -- Gambling -- Sports | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Business Aspects | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Essays | SPORTS & RECREATION -- History | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Reference | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Sports | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General | Athletic clubs | Boxers (Sports) | Boxing | Gymnasiums | Manners and customs | New York (State) -- New York | New York (State) -- New York -- BrooklynGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | History. Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 796.8309747 LOC classification: GV1125 | .T75 2013Online resources: Click here to access online
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Prominent Participants; Preface; CHAPTER ONE: SURVIVAL IN A CITY TRANSFORMED: THE URBAN BOXING GYM IN POSTINDUSTRIAL NEW YORK; CHAPTER TWO: WORK WITHOUT WAGES; CHAPTER THREE: TOUGH LOVE AND INTIMACY IN A COMMUNITY OF MEN; CHAPTER FOUR: PASSING TIME: THE EXPRESSIVE CULTURE OF EVERYDAY GYM LIFE; CHAPTER FIVE: THE CHANGING POLITICS OF GENDER; CHAPTER SIX: BUYING AND SELLING BLACKNESS: WHITE-COLLAR BOXING AND THE CULTURAL CAPITAL OF RACIAL DIFFERENCE; EPILOGUE; Methodological Appendix: Ethnographic Research in the Urban Gym.
Gleason's Gym is the last remaining institution of New York's Golden Age of boxing. Jake LaMotta, Muhammad Ali, Hector Camacho, Mike Tyson--the alumni of Gleason's are a roster of boxing greats. Founded in the Bronx in 1937, Gleason's moved in the mid-1980s to what has since become one of New York's wealthiest residential areas--Brooklyn's DUMBO. Gleason's has also transformed, opening its doors to new members, particularly women and white-collar men. Come Out Swinging is Lucia Trimbur's nuanced insider's account of a place that was once the domain of poor and working-class men of co.