In a study conducted on the west coast, Klein (sociology and anthropology, Northeastern U.) explores the daily life, gym culture, and external and internal pressures of competitive bodybuilders. He finds ''comic-book masculinity,'' which includes elements of narcissism, homophobia, hypermasculinity, and fascism. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OREdition/Copyright: 93
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