Body & Soul, in its own right, is a bold ethnography of the sport of boxing. in Body & Soul, Wacquant is shadowboxing his own critique of urban ethnography. with the appearance of Loic Wacquant’s dazzling ethnographic journey into the world of of sociology, Body and Soul not only sets a new standard for scholarly . Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Wacquant, LoTcJ. D. [Corps et ame, English]. Body & soul: notebooks of an apprentice boxer/ by Loi’c.
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Despite consid- erable repetition of points made in previous chapters for example, practice is im- portant, boxing requires discipline, the sport provides a functional alternative to the culture of the streetI found this section to be the most enjoyable part of the book.
He learned the Sweet science of bruising, participating in all sooul of the pugilist’s strenuous preparation, from shadow-boxing drills to sparring to fighting in the Golden Gloves tournament. It’s a French man who goes into a boxing gym in a “black ghetto” to do his research.
Personalmente la scintilla che mi ha “lanciato” nel mondo della boxe.
At other times quotes are indented in the conventional manner or simply merged with the rest of the text. An Ethnography of Racial Meanings L.
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It is a virtuoso performance that could–if properly read and disseminated and emulated–put the study of sport at the center of all sociological theorizing and analysis. A MacArthur Foundation Fellow, he is the author of numerous works on urban marginality, ethnoracial domination, the penal state, and social theory, translated in some dozen languages. In this experimental ethnography of incandescent intensity, the scholar-turned-boxer fleshes out Pierre Bourdieu’s signal concept of habitus, deepening our theoretical grasp of human practice.
He is a co-founder and editor of the interdisciplinary journal Ethnography. I think that Louie relied a lot on his own experience to justify which he was writing about, which was kind of disappointing.
Mar 26, Alyssa rated it liked it Shelves: Why not instead read Trimbur’s “Come Out Anf a far superior and intriguing ethnography of a boxing gym; her book is much better written, with first-rate analysis, and an appropriate focus on its subject rather than the author. Matt Johnstone rated it really liked it Aug 08, Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Body & Soul
Nguyen Request examination copy. Excellent ethnography and probably the best book I ever read about my favorite sport. In this experimental ethnography of incandescent intensity, the scholar-turned-boxer fleshes out Pierre Bourdieu’s signal concept of habitusdeepening our theoretical grasp of human practice. And he supplies a model for a “carnal sociology” capable wacqusnt capturing “the taste and ache of action.
Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer by Loïc Wacquant
One of the five best “academic” books I’ve ever read, and quite possibly the best nonfiction book I’ve read in the past half-decade. No trivia or quizzes yet. He learned the Sweet Ward Request examination copy. He learned the Sweet science of bruising, participating in all phases of the pugilist’s strenuo When French sociologist Loic Wacquant signed up at a boxing gym in a black neighborhood of Chicago’s South Side, he had never contemplated getting close to a ring, let alone climbing into it.
Take, for example, a portion of a sentence in the preface: Animal Rights Cass R. However, this is not the book for those interested in reading an example of techni- cally skilled ethnographic work or a discussion that is presented within an analytic frame that extends and enriches our theoretical understanding of the complexities of collective action.
Sunstein and Martha C. Durel rated it liked it Feb 23, The Working Poor in the Inner City. He learned the Sweet science of bruising, participating in all phases of the pugilist’s strenuous preparation, from shadow-boxing drills to sparring to fighting in the Golden Gloves tournament. Log In Sign Up.
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Body & Soul
Jul 10, Oliver Bateman rated it it was amazing Shelves: When French sociologist Loic Wacquant signed up at a boxing gym in a black neighborhood of Chicago’s South Side, he had never contemplated getting close to a ring, let alone climbing into it. Eacquant Sweet Social Science: Although, he did supplement it with quotes from conversations with fellow boxers at the gym.
Paperbackpages. Poverty, Morality, and the Pitfalls of Urban Eth- nography. Ebook This title is available as an ebook. An indispensable work, a masterpiece.
This ethnographic study examines, on the one hand, the role a boxing gym plays in the lives of a number of residents of South Side Chicago, while also examining the mores of pugilism and the dedication required to enter aoul ring.
Listen, Here is a Story: He is a co-founder and editor of the interdisciplinary journal Ethnography.