Study Questions on Wrestling With Manhood

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Study Questions on Wrestling With Manhood 1. Why is it a mistake to not take wrestling seriously? Because of the tremendous and widespread popularity of professional wrestling today 2. What does Vince McMahon say wrestling is trying to evoke from people? Some sort of emotion 3. Which media genre can wrestling best be compared to? Soap opera 4. What is the predominant way that people have paid attention to wrestling? 5. What is the most extreme manifestation of the phenomena of imitation? Back yard wrestling 6. What is “happy violence”? A brutal but ultimately cleaned up world in which the real consequences of violence are pushed out of view 7. What are wrestler’s co-conspirators in? Conjuring trick – to make it look like real violence 8. What is the lesson to be drawn from Mick Foley’s kids?
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The sheer skill of the illusion has the power to overwhelm even the kids who have been told its not true 9. What two stories could explain what is going on with backyard wrestling? Escalating violence put together with happy violence BULLYING 10. What was demonstrated clearly by the character played by Vince McMahon? Bullying of a weak person by a stronger man
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course COMM 387 taught by Professor Sutjhally during the Spring '06 term at UMass (Amherst).

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