Sputnik Monroe and professional wrestling – their place in the Civil Rights Movement

Grappling with controversial issues is nothing new to wrestling.  This Memphis Moment post describes the real-life impact that professional wrestler Sputnik Monroe had in desegregating Ellis Auditorium in the 1950s.  Pete Daniel has also written about the role of sports (including pro wrestling) and…

Upcoming Conference: Public Ethnography: Connecting New Genres, New Media, New Audiences

Conference: Public Ethnography: Connecting New Genres, New Media, New Audiences http://www.publicethnography.net/news/registration-public-ethnography-conference Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, June 1-2, 2012 Organizer: Phillip Vannini, (Communication & Culture, Royal Roads University Keynote speakers: Paul Stoller (Anthropology, West Chester University), Norman K. Denzin (Communication, University…