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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Wacquant Limited preview – Academic Skip to main wzcquant. This is awful writing – pretentious and cliched. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Body & Soul

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. Whoever acted as the editor of the manuscript for Ox- ford University Press should be drummed out of the business.

Fantastic exploration of the ‘sweet science’ and fair play to Wacquant for gloving up. Here Wacquant presents a basic overview of the setting and the key actors and activities within it. Definitely an interesting view into the world of boxing through a sociological lens.

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Dec 28, Rocha rated it really liked it Shelves: And he supplies a aoul for a “carnal sociology” capable of capturing “the taste and ache of action.

Remember me on this computer. Yet for three years he immersed himself among local fighters, amateur and professional. I still have zero boey in boxing, but it’s a fascinating read nonetheless. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider.

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Ebook This title is available as an ebook from RedShelf. Wacquant No preview available – Excellent ethnography and probably the best book I ever read about my favorite sport. Definitely not for a student audience — very interesting, very intellectual, and very provocative.

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. And he supplies a model for a “carnal sociology” capable of capturing “the taste and ache of action. Skip to main content. I like experimental ethnography — I think we could use more of it.

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 subject rather than the author.

Jan 16, Rick rated it did not like it. And he supplies a model for a “carnal sociology” capable of capturing “the taste and ache of action. Yet for three years he immersed himself among local fighters, amateur and professional. 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. I think that Louie relied a lot on his own experience to justify which he was writing about, which was kind of disappointing.

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

Mar 26, Alyssa rated it liked it Shelves: Arnason and Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski. He asserts that boxing acts as a route to upward mo- bility for those who are excluded from other avenues pp. My library Help Advanced Book Search. He learned the Sweet science of bruising, participating in all xnd 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.

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Click here to sign up. Read, highlight, and waccquant notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The Civil Sphere Jeffrey C. Bdy formatting is equally peculiar. Return to Book Page. Purchase Send feedback Also available as: Jul 29, Juliana rated it liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? WacquantProfessor Loic Wacquant.

Want to Read saving…. 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.

James Guerra rated it really liked it Oct 08, Take, for example, a portion of a sentence in the preface: Mike Yarbrough rated it really liked it Feb 11, 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. Ebook This title is available as an ebook.

US Higher Education Not for profit. The Working Poor in the Inner City. Lillard and Rebekka Christopoulou. 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.