Shadowboxing: A Review of. Loïc Wacquant’s Body & Soul. Reuben A. Buford May. University of Georgia. Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer. 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 . When French sociologist Loic Wacquant signed up at a boxing gym in a black Body & Soul marries the analytic rigor of the sociologist with the stylistic grace of .
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Go directly to our online catalogue. An Ethnography of Racial Meanings L. Although, he did supplement it with quotes from conversations with fellow boxers at the gym. Matt Johnstone rated it really liked it Aug 08, In general, it would appear as if Wacquant is not terribly familiar with the conventional structure or format of mainstream sociological ethnography, or, has chosen to ignore those conventions. I don’t care for this book too much- on the other hand, i felt tough sitting on the public bus holding to my face a book about boxing.
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. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Animal Rights Cass R. L’ho torvato molto interessante e coinvolgente.
Yet for three years he immersed himself among local fighters, amateur and professional. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Sunstein and Martha C.
Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer by Loïc Wacquant
Purchase Send feedback Also available as: Here Wacquant presents a basic overview of the setting and the key actors and activities within it. While the two, largely descriptive, chapters are of considerable interest, the book as a whole has major flaws. Oxford University Press- Social Science – pages.
Dec 28, Rocha rated it really liked it Shelves: Oxford University Press, And he supplies a model for a “carnal sociology” capable of capturing “the taste and ache of action. Lillard and Rebekka Christopoulou. Definitely an anr view into the world of boxing through a sociological lens. The Working Poor in the Inner City. Mar 07, Robin rated it liked it Shelves: Code of the Street: Ebook This title is available as an ebook.
Mike Yarbrough rated it really liked it Feb 11, What’s more, the author takes every opportunity to make himself the subject, particularly when he can reference a compliment paid to him by those who trained him, making this as much of an ego-driven work as a scholarly focus on its subject. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. During this time beginning in August ofWacquant amassed some pages of field notes, conducted over one hundred in-depth interviews p.
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. 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. Enough to reinvigorate and broaden anyone’s understanding of sociology and it’s potential for dealing with the insitution, the individual, the collective, and in the words of Wacquant’s mentor “doxa, habitus, and various capitals.
An indispensable work, a masterpiece.
Body & Soul
Thanks for telling us about the problem. I still have zero interest in boxing, but it’s a fascinating read nonetheless. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Arnason and Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski.
There are parts that are interesting, and the idea is very interesting-but the author uses about 10 words for every one he should and can’t say anything directly.
As for “Body and Soul” – skip it. Skip to main content. 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. Kaifa Roland Request examination copy.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Zoul – Friday, 8: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer is perhaps the best yet sociology of the bodyits theorizing is less explicit than is the acuteness of the observations. He asserts that boxing acts as a route to upward mo- bility for those who are excluded from other avenues pp. Nguyen Request examination copy. Account Options Sign in. And he supplies a model for lic “carnal sociology” capable of capturing “the taste and ache of action.
Fantastic exploration of the ‘sweet science’ and fair play to Wacquant for gloving up. Jessica rated it really liked it Oct 20, He is a co-founder and editor of the interdisciplinary journal Ethnography.