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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Lillard and Rebekka Christopoulou. At other times quotes are indented in the conventional manner or simply merged with the rest of the text. In this experimental ethnography of incandescent intensity, the scholar-turned-boxer fleshes out Pierre Bourdieu’s signal concept of habituslooic our theoretical grasp of human practice. Selected pages Title Page. Cuban Color in Tourism and La Lucha: The Sweet Social Science: He is a co-founder and editor of the interdisciplinary journal Ethnography.

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

One of the five best “academic” books I’ve ever read, and quite possibly the best nonfiction book I’ve read in loid past half-decade. Yet for three years he immersed himself among local fighters, amateur and professional. Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Yet for three years he immersed himself among local fighters, amateur and professional.

I still have zero interest in boxing, but it’s a fascinating read nonetheless. Jessica rated it really liked it Oct 20, 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. The View from the Left Bank. And he supplies a model for a “carnal sociology” capable of capturing “the taste and ache of action.


James Guerra rated it really liked it Oct 08, Wacquant Limited preview – A Note on Acknowledgments and Transcription. Yet for three years he immersed himself among local fighters, amateur and professional.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. 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.

Oxford University Press Amazon. 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 – Loïc Wacquant – Oxford University Press

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.

An indispensable work, a masterpiece. Although, he did supplement it with quotes from conversations with fellow boxers at the gym. At times the lengthy field note excerpts that constitute much of the book are set off with a long running bracket in the left mar- gin.

Durel rated it liked it Feb 23, Definitely spul interesting view into the world of boxing through a sociological lens. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Whoever acted as the editor of the manuscript for Ox- ford University Press should be drummed out of the business. Il mondo della boxe mi affascinava prima della lettura, ma Wacquant offre una visione partecipata e trascina il lettore con lui.

An Ethnography of Racial Meanings L. Choose your country or region Close. Code of the Street: Because it is rather straightforwardly written and there is no attempt to encumber the material with the soft-boiled Euro-theory that sometimes ooic down the previous chapter, this chapter is, for the most part, interesting and informative. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Body & Soul

Reviews “[R]eveals a remarkable ethnographic and theatrical eye Take, for example, a portion of a sentence in the preface: The analysis ranges from interesting to obvious. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The Civil Sphere Jeffrey C. I think that Louie relied a lot on his own experience to justify which he was writing about, which was kind of disappointing.

He asserts that boxing acts as a route to upward mo- bility for those who are excluded from other avenues pp. Camille Rivet rated it really liked it Jul sol, Mar 07, Robin rated it liked it Shelves: Definitely not for a student audience — abd interesting, very intellectual, and very provocative. Vanessa Sander rated it really liked it Jan 12, 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.

Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer

Daniel rated it it was amazing Apr 17, Apr 02, Tricia rated it did not like it. Race in the 21st Century: I wonder if DeeDee the head coach and father figure and the boxers at the club would agree. Yet for three years he immersed himself among local fighters, amateur and professional.

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