The information economy in no-holds-barred fighting

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Abstract

Driven by the content-craving technologies of the New Economy, a group of entrepreneurs found the "Ultimate Fighting Championship" (UFC), a 'no-holds-barred' fighting sport, for cable broadcast. This chapter explores how market and technological developments led to the emergence, development, and diffusion of this sport, as well as how forms of bodily knowledge entered the athletic information economy through the UFC.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers of capital
Subtitle of host publicationethnographic reflections on the new economy
Place of PublicationDurham and London
PublisherDuke University Press
Pages108-132
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)0822337398
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • capitalism
  • commodities

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