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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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Body & Soul – Loïc Wacquant – Oxford University Press

In this experimental ethnography of incandescent intensity, the scholar-turned-boxer fleshes out Pierre Lolc signal concept of habitusdeepening our theoretical grasp of human practice.

The larger points that Wacquant makes about boxing in this chapter are fairly standard and are based on a rather quaint combination of functionalism and the culture of poverty perspective. Yet for three years he immersed himself among local fighters, amateur and professional.

Fantastic exploration of the ‘sweet science’ and fair play to Wacquant for gloving up. Refresh and try again.


Body & Soul

Lucas Ketelle rated it liked it Oct 26, Amparo Leon rated it did not like it Jun 23, 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.

Selected pages Title Page. The Street and the Ring. The formatting is equally peculiar. Aug 22, Krystl Louwagie rated it it was wacquan.

He is a co-founder and editor of the interdisciplinary journal Ethnography. Choose your country or region Close. Mar 26, Alyssa rated it liked it Shelves: Warren and Tracy Xavia Karner. Wacquant No preview available – 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.

This is awful writing – pretentious and cliched. 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. Bellissime le fotografie che corredano il testo.


Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer. Help Center Find new research papers in: This amd 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 the ring.

It furthers the University’s objective bodh excellence in research, scholarship, and education bocy publishing worldwide. Matt Johnstone rated it really liked it Aug 08, Camille Rivet rated it really liked it Jul 02, Skip to main content.

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Jul 29, Juliana rated it liked it Shelves: Apr 19, Dave H rated it really liked it. Jessica rated it really liked it Oct 20, It is packed with fruitful conceptual and theoretical discussions. Take, for example, a portion of a sentence in the preface: