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Moderner Muskelkult

Zur Sozialgeschichte des Bodybuildings

Series: KörperKulturen

Bodybuilding polarizes: in bodybuilders, some see crazy freaks instead of athletes. Others, on the other hand, are excited by these extreme muscle fetishists. Internally, bodybuilders see themselves as true, thoroughbred athletes; and beyond this, as artists, ascetics and heroes. By way of bodybuilding techniques, the body becomes an instrument of distinction - to the point of becoming a meaningful entity. But how should the development of bodybuilding be categorized against the backdrop of modernity? Mischa Kläber shows that the social history of bodybuilding - together with its spillover effect into other sports - is at least as fascinating as the bodies of its protagonists.


Besprochen in:

BISp, 11.07.2013
MDK-Forum, 8 (2013)
mephisto 96.6, 20.06.2013, Niklas Ottersbach
Deutschlandradio/Radiofeuilleton, 19.08.2013, Thomas Jaedicke
www.lehrerbibliothek.de, 9 (2013), Oliver Neumann
DOSB, 25 (2013), Detlef Kuhlmann
Impu!se, 80 (2013)
Bayerisches Jahrbuch für Volkskunde 2014, Bernd Wedemeyer-Kolwe

Supplementary Materials

Edition: 1. Aufl.
Audience: Professional and scholarly;