This collection of studies considers the cultural and critical analyses of the texts of professional wrestling.

Final Publications


Published Elsewhere

  • Broderick Chow. (2015). “A Professional Body.” Performance Research 20(5), p. 30-41.
  • Thomas Hendricks. (1974). “Professional Wrestling as Moral Order.” Sociological Inquiry 44, p. 177-88.
  • Louis Kyriakoudes and Peter Coclanis. (1997). “The ‘Tennessee Test of Manhood’: Professional Wrestling and Southern Cultural Stereotypes.” Southern Cultures 3, p. 8-27.
  • Heather Levi. (2008). The World of Lucha Libre: Secrets, Revelations, and Mexican National Identity. Duke University Press.
  • Víctor Manuel López.  (2010). “Mexican Wrestling: Its Compensatory Function in Relation to Cultural Trauma.” Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche 4, p. 33-45.
  • Kathleen Lowney. (2003). “Wrestling with Criticism: The World Wrestling Federation’s Ironic Campaign Against the Parents Television Council.” Symbolic Interaction 26, p. 427-46.
  • Brendan Maguire and John Wozniak. (1987). “Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes in Professional Wrestling.” Social Science Journal 24, p. 261-73.
  • Sharon Mazer. (1998). Professional Wrestling: Sport and Spectacle University Press of Mississippi.
  • Patrice Oppliger. (2004). Wrestling and Hypermasculinity. McFarland & Co.
  • Marc Ouellette. (2016). “If you want to be the man, you’ve got to beat the man”: Masculinity and the Rise of Professional Wrestling in the 1990s. Dialogue 3(2), online.
  • Dalbir Sehmby. (2002). “Wrestling and Popular Culture.Comparative Literature and Culture 4(1).
  • Danielle M. Soulliere and James A. Blair. (2006). “Muscle-Mania: The male body ideal in professional wrestling.” International Journal of Men’s Health, 5(3), p. 268-286.
  • Nicholas Sammond. (2005). Steel Chair to the Head: The Pleasure and Pain of Professional Wrestling. Duke University Press.