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WWE: Wrestling, Wellness & Entertainment – An Analysis of Work and Health in Professional Wrestling

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dc.contributor.advisor Shalla, Vivian Fargiorgio, Joseph 2014-04-25T17:51:39Z 2014-04-25T17:51:39Z 2014 2014-04-11 2014-04-25
dc.description.abstract Within the past fifteen years, a significant number of professional wrestlers have died before age 45, with the most publicized case being the Chris Benoit double murder suicide of 2007. A significant lack of academic research has been conducted on the nature of work in professional wrestling and on the impact of such work on the physical and mental health of wrestlers. Interviews with 10 currently active professional wrestlers were conducted between November 2012 and February 2013 to learn about work in wrestling, specifically how they view their own work in regard to their overall health and lifestyle. Using a standpoint perspective, this study explores the working life and health of professional wrestlers in the Untied States through the experiences of professional wrestlers working in the industry. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject professional wrestling en_US
dc.subject work en_US
dc.subject health en_US
dc.subject wrestling en_US
dc.subject sport en_US
dc.subject entertainment en_US
dc.subject qualitative en_US
dc.subject sociology en_US
dc.subject labour en_US
dc.subject standpoint en_US
dc.title WWE: Wrestling, Wellness & Entertainment – An Analysis of Work and Health in Professional Wrestling en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Sociology en_US Master of Arts en_US Department of Sociology and Anthropology en_US
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