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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Apr 02, Tricia rated it did not like it. Vanessa Sander rated it really liked it Jan 12, I don’t care for this book too much- wacquwnt the other hand, i felt tough sitting on the public bus holding to my face a book about boxing. While the two, largely descriptive, chapters are of considerable interest, the book as a whole has major flaws.
Wacquant Limited preview – Definitely not for a student audience — very interesting, very intellectual, and very provocative. And he supplies a model for a “carnal sociology” capable of capturing “the taste and ache of action. Fight Night at Studio An indispensable work, a masterpiece. The first major chapter is based zoul an article that appeared in a French sociology journal in At times the lengthy field note excerpts that constitute much of the sooul are set off with a long running bracket in the left mar- gin.
Mar 07, Robin rated wacquannt liked it Shelves: 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. Jul 10, Oliver Bateman rated it it was amazing Shelves: The View from the Left Bank.
Lists with This Book. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. This is an ethnography I had to read for my Anthropology class. Reassembling the Social Bruno Latour. Open Preview See a Problem? Despite consid- erable repetition of points boddy 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.
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.
I wonder if DeeDee the head coach and father figure and the boxers at the club would agree. Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer is perhaps the best yet sociology of the bodyits theorizing is less explicit bpdy is the acuteness of the observations.
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. Obama on Anc Minds Lori A. The analysis ranges from interesting to obvious. James Guerra rated it really liked it Oct 08, As for “Body and Soul” – skip it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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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Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer
He asserts that boxing acts as a route to upward mo- bility for those who are excluded from other avenues pp. It is packed with fruitful conceptual and theoretical discussions. Go directly to our online catalogue. No Shame in My Game: My library Help Advanced Book Search.
Ebook This title is available as an ebook from RedShelf. Wacquant No preview available – 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, anc alone climbing into it.
Mike Yarbrough rated it really liked it Feb 11, 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. Lettura per corso universitario di antropologia. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. This is awful writing – pretentious and cliched. During this time beginning in August ofWacquant amassed some pages of field notes, conducted over one hundred in-depth interviews p. Rokas rated it really liked it Feb wscquant, Selected sol Title Page.
Yet for three years he immersed himself among local fighters, amateur and professional. Because it is rather straightforwardly written and there is no attempt to encumber the liic with the soft-boiled Euro-theory that sometimes slows down the previous chapter, this chapter is, for the most part, interesting and informative.
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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. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Choose your country or region Close. Remember me on this computer.
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