The first book of its kind dedicated to an assessment of the legality of boxing, The Legality of Boxing: A Punch Drunk Love? assesses the legal response to prize fighting and undertakes a current analysis of the status of boxing in both criminal legal theory and practice.
In this book, Anderson exposes boxing's 'exemption' from contemporary legal and social norms. Reviewing all aspects of boxing - historical, legal, moral, ethical, philosophical, medical, racial and regulatory - he concludes that the supposition that boxing has a (consensual) immunity from the ordinary law of violence, based primarily on its social utility as a recognised sport, is not as robust as is usually assumed.
An excellent book, it is a must read for all those studying sports law, popular culture and the law and jurisprudence.
"[The Legality of Boxing] reads briskly and is a terrific narrative of the sport's evolution... a measured account of facts and history." - Don Steinberg, Boxing Writers Association of America
"Anderson's book is always intriguing, and accurate, on sport and its general history... Anderson is very well read on boxing law and the book is entertaining and accessible for students of all levels interested in sport, law, and society whatever their preferred pastime or fandom." - Journal of Law and Society 34:4 (December 2007)
Series: Birkbeck Law Press
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 30th November 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1