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Leger Grindon

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781604739886

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604739886.001.0001

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“On the Ropes”

“On the Ropes”

The Conflict between Assimilation and the Indigenous Community

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Leger Grindon

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter examines the conflict that appears in the boxing film: the conflict experienced by boxers between assimilation into mainstream society offered by success and loyalty to the marginalized ethnic or racial community from which he arose. The analysis includes films such as Kid Galahad (1937); Right Cross (1950), The Ring (1952), Mandingo (1975), and When We Were Kings (1996).

Keywords:   boxing film genre, American boxing films, assimilation, loyalty, conflict, ethic community

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