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The Resource Why we fight : one man's search for meaning inside the ring, Josh Rosenblatt

Why we fight : one man's search for meaning inside the ring, Josh Rosenblatt

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Why we fight : one man's search for meaning inside the ring
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Why we fight
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one man's search for meaning inside the ring
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Josh Rosenblatt
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Why we fight
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one mans search for meaning inside the ring
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eng
Summary
"Josh Rosenblatt was thirty-three years old when he first realised he wanted to fight. A lifelong pacifist with a philosopher's hatred of violence and a dandy's aversion to exercise, he drank to excess, smoked passionately, ate indifferently, and mocked any physical activity that didn't involve nudity. But deep down there was always a part of him that was dying to know what it was like to hit and get hit, to harm and be harmed. He sensed that to fight would be to live life deeply. So, after studying Muay Thai, Krav Maga, Brazilian jiujitsu, and boxing for nearly a decade, he finally decided, at age forty, that it was time to fight a mixed martial arts match: all in the name of experience and transcending ancient fears. An insightful and moving rumination on the nature of fighting, Why We Fight takes us on Rosenblatt's journey from the bleachers to the ring. Using his own training as an opportunity to understand how the sport illuminates basic human impulses, Rosenblatt weaves together cultural history, criticism, biology, and anthropology to understand what happens to the human body and mind when under attack, and to explore why he, a self-described cowardly boy from the suburbs, discovered so much meaning in putting his body, and others', at risk."--Inside dust jacket
Summary
The former editor-in-chief of VICE Media's Fightland presents a physical and philosophical meditation on why people are drawn to fight each other for sport and what happens to the body and brain during organized fighting events
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10753821
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Rosenblatt, Josh
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796.8
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no index present
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non fiction
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True
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Martial arts
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adult
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one man's search for meaning inside the ring
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Why we fight : one man's search for meaning inside the ring, Josh Rosenblatt
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000062280906
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780062569981
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1031952798
Label
Why we fight : one man's search for meaning inside the ring, Josh Rosenblatt
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062280906
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780062569981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031952798

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