In Seeing Stars, Dennis J. Frost traces the emergence and evolution of sports celebrity in Japan from the seventeenth through the twenty-first centuries. Frost explores how various constituencies have repeatedly molded and deployed representations of individual athletes, revealing that sports stars are socially constructed phenomena, the products of both particular historical moments and broader discourses of celebrity.
Seeing Stars: Sports Celebrity, Identity, and Body Culture in Modern Japan by Dennis J Frost
Black board covers with blue decorated dust jacket and like spine. Edge wear, corner bumps. Clean, tight pages and spine. Published by The President and Fellows of Harvard College in 2010. Culture / Japan / Sports / Hobbies. Measures 9.5 x 6.25 inches with 337 pages. VG