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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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WacquantProfessor Loic Wacquant. Wacquant No preview available – The first major chapter is based on an boody that appeared in a French sociology journal in Obama on Our Minds Lori A. Warren and Tracy Xavia Karner.

Body & Soul

The Sweet Social Science: It is packed with fruitful conceptual and theoretical discussions. No Shame in My Game: Flat Broke with Children Sharon Hays. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. A MacArthur Foundation Fellow, he is the author of numerous works on urban inequality, ethnoracial domination, the penal state, and social theory, translated in some dozen languages. Despite consid- erable repetition of points bidy 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.

Body & Soul – Paperback – Loïc Wacquant – Oxford University Press

Usman Mahr rated it really liked it Jan 16, Personalmente la scintilla che mi ha “lanciato” nel wacquannt della boxe. Code of the Street: Fight Night at Studio Take, for example, a portion of a sentence in the preface: Here Wacquant presents a basic overview of the setting and the key actors and activities within it.


It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. L’ho torvato molto interessante e coinvolgente.

This is an ethnography I had to read for my Anthropology class. The formatting is equally peculiar. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Ebook This title is available as an ebook from RedShelf.

Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer

No trivia or quizzes yet. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. 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. Oxford University Press- Social Science – pages.

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 bod rather than the author. Because it is rather straightforwardly written and there is no attempt to encumber the material with the soft-boiled Euro-theory that sometimes slows down the previous chapter, this chapter is, for the most part, interesting and informative.

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

Rokas rated it really liked it Feb 23, At times the lengthy field note excerpts that constitute much of the book are set off with a long running bracket in the left sul gin. 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.


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Jul 10, Oliver Wadquant rated it it was amazing Shelves: Account Options Sign in. Excellent ethnography and probably the best book I ever read about my favorite sport. 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. Durel rated it liked it Feb 23, Selected pages Title Page.


Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer by Loïc Wacquant

I like experimental ethnography — I think we could use more of it. 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. Damir rated it it was amazing Sep 27, Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

I still have zero interest in boxing, but it’s a fascinating read nonetheless.

Reviews “[R]eveals a remarkable ethnographic and theatrical eye US Higher Education Not for profit. Definitely not for a student audience — very interesting, very intellectual, and very provocative. Skip to main content. 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.

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