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 . 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 .
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It is a virtuoso performance that could-if souk read and disseminated and emulated-put the study of sport at the center of all sociological theorizing and analysis. Usman Mahr rated it really liked it Jan 16, Mar 26, Alyssa rated it liked it Shelves: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
Body & Soul : Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer
Take, for example, a portion of a sentence in the preface: Academic Skip to main content. The Civil Sphere Jeffrey C. 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. The first major chapter is based on an article that appeared in a French sociology journal in To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Matt Johnstone rated it really liked it Aug 08, And he supplies a model for a “carnal sociology” capable of capturing “the taste and ache of action.
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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 subject. Cohen and Krysten Connon. Yet for three years he immersed himself among local fighters, amateur and professional.
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Interesting look at ethnography, and at a world I know nothing about. Typically, the author makes no attempt to provide analytic introductions to quotes from field notes or interviews that explicitly identify the key points being made or illustrated. Damir rated it it was amazing Sep 27, Log In Sign Up.
Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer
Looking for beautiful books? He is a co-founder and editor of the interdisciplinary journal Ethnography. Yet for three years he immersed himself among local fighters, amateur and professional.
Remember me on this computer. It’s a French man who goes into a boxing gym in a “black ghetto” to do his research.
The analysis ranges from wacquan to obvious. 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 the ring. 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.