Muhammad Ali: The Making of an Icon (Sporting)

Muhammad Ali: The Making of an Icon (Sporting)

Michael Ezra


Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay) has consistently 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 conscientiously developed picture and arguable character has constantly been intensely scrutinized. In Muhammad Ali, Michael Ezra considers the boxer who calls himself “The maximum” from a brand new point of view. He writes approximately Ali’s pre-championship bouts, the administration of his occupation and his present legacy, exploring the promotional features 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 allure and its advertisement manifestations. bringing up examples of the boxer’s courting to the Vietnam warfare and the state of Islam—which function barometers of his “public ethical authority”—Muhammad Ali analyzes the problems of constructing and keeping those cultural photographs, in addition to the effect those issues have on Ali’s desiring to the public.

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