Just what attracts people to study fighting arts? What psychological needs are met when one joins an instructional class? Practitioners and scholars will find much in this anthology to broaden the perspective and understanding of why Americans are so fascinated with the Asian martial traditions. Chapters in this book present meticulous research into the adaptation and significance of Asian combatives as infused within American society.
American Fascination with Asian Martial Arts
- Wave People: The Martial Arts and the American Imagination, by John Donohue, Ph.D.
- Paradox and Dilemma: The Martial Arts and American Violence, by Daniel Rosenberg, Ph.D.
- Fit to Print: Martial Arts as Covered in Major American Newspapers, by Ellen Levitt, M.A.
- Self-Transformation and the Martial Arts in the American Cultural Environment, by Frederick W. Lohse, III, Ed.M.
- Aggressive Discourse in the Martial Arts: An Ethnographic Snapshot, by Geoffrey Wingard, M.Ed.
- Virtual Enlightenment: The Martial Arts, Cyberspace, and American Culture, by John Donohue, Ph.D.
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