Index
Note: page numbers in italics refer to illustrations; those followed by “n” indicate end-
notes.
accoutrements, 97
action figures, 52
advertising, wrestling in, 178n5
affection, expressions of: Donny and, 30;
injury and, 104; sexualized terrain and,
104, 148, 186n14. See also intimacy
Al, 33; audience affirmation and, 51– 52;
homophobia and, 104– 5; preperfor-
mance preparations, 90; profile, 32– 35,
168; sexual banter and, 186n14; on
social life, 46; solidarity and, 108
Alford, R. R., 128
American Wrestling Alliance (awa),
174n6
Anderson, Leon, 180n16
arrogance, 84
audience: emotional exchange and, 10, 55,
173n5; live interaction, dependence on,
173n3; passion and, 66– 67; pop (crowd
response), 47– 53, 153; proximity to,
56; risk with, 55; tapes as surveillance
of, 56; of wwe vs. indie, 56. See also
recognition
Austin, Stone Cold Steve, 171n4, 178n5
autographs, 49– 51, 50, 51
Auyero, Javier, 155, 180n16
babyface role, 66– 67, 75
backstage: emotional labor and, 69– 72;
pain and, 132; racism and, 11; as sphere,
5; work, masculinity and, 149. See also
specific topics, such as emotional labor
backyard wrestling, 31– 32, 39, 174n8,
178n27
“badass,” 96, 163– 64, 185n8
Barthes, Roland, 10, 66, 124, 182n7
baseball, 192n32
Battle Royal, 125, 190n16
Beauvoir, Simone de, 184n4
Becker, Howard, 176n21
Bederman, Gail, 192n1
Benjamin, Jessica, 41, 56, 180n17
Berger, John, 96
Berger, Peter L., 188n2
big timing, 84
Black, Donald, 101
blame, 125, 190n17
bodies: fleshy vs. hard parts of, 76– 77;
homosocial solidarity and bodily du-
ress, 107– 9; intuitive sense of the other,
74– 75; loose and light technique and
light touch, 71– 72, 102– 3; masculin-
ity contradictions and, 106– 7; physical
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