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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Understanding Society: The street and the ring
Oxford University Press, Busy Louie at the Golden Gloves. Poverty, Morality, and the Pitfalls of Urban Eth- nography. It is packed with fruitful conceptual and theoretical discussions.
Why not instead read Trimbur’s “Come Out Swinging,” 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.
Living in the Crosshairs David S. He is a co-founder and editor of the interdisciplinary journal Ethnography. Whoever acted as the editor of the manuscript for Ox- ford University Press should be drummed out of the business. Jul 29, Juliana rated it liked it Shelves: 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.
Yet for three years he immersed himself among local fighters, amateur and professional. 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. Oxford University Press Amazon.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.
Body & Soul – Paperback – Loïc Wacquant – Oxford University Press
Mar 07, Robin rated it liked it Shelves: Apr 19, Dave H rated it really liked it. 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. I wonder if DeeDee the head coach and father figure and the boxers at the club would agree.
Go directly to our online catalogue. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. In this experimental ethnography of incandescent intensity, the scholar-turned-boxer fleshes out Pierre Bourdieu’s signal concept wacuqant habitus, deepening our theoretical grasp of human practice.
Durel rated it liked it Feb 23, This is an ethnography I had to read for my Anthropology class.
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. 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. I still have zero interest in boxing, but it’s a fascinating read nonetheless.
Want to Read saving…. Heather rated it really liked it Jun 28, Skip to main content. 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.
Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. 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.
Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer
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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 anx.
Code of the Street: A MacArthur Foundation Fellow, he is the author of numerous works on urban marginality, ethnoracial domination, the penal state, and wacquqnt theory, translated in some dozen languages.
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