Muhammad Ali: The Making of an Icon (Sporting)

Muhammad Ali: The Making of an Icon (Sporting)

Michael Ezra

Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay) has constantly engendered an emotional response from the general public. From his visual appeal as an Olympic champion to his iconic prestige as a countrywide hero, his rigorously built picture and arguable character has consistently been intensely scrutinized. In Muhammad Ali, Michael Ezra considers the boxer who calls himself “The maximum” from a brand new viewpoint. He writes approximately Ali’s pre-championship bouts, the administration of his profession and his present legacy, exploring the promotional facets of Ali and the way they have been wrapped up in political, fiscal, and cultural “ownership.”

Ezra’s incisive research examines the relationships among Ali’s cultural charm and its advertisement manifestations. mentioning examples of the boxer’s dating to the Vietnam battle and the country of Islam—which function barometers of his “public ethical authority”—Muhammad Ali analyzes the problems of making and protecting those cultural pictures, in addition to the influence those issues have on Ali’s desiring to the public.

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