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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Purchase Send feedback Also available as: Fantastic exploration of the ‘sweet science’ and fair play to Wacquant for gloving up. Jul 29, Juliana rated it liked it Shelves: Dec 28, Rocha rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 02, Tricia rated it did not like it. Bbody Center Find new research papers in: WacquantProfessor Loic Wacquant.

He is a co-founder and editor of the interdisciplinary journal Ethnography. 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.

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Whoever acted as the editor of the manuscript for Ox- ford University Press should be drummed out of the business. This is an ethnography I had to read for my Anthropology class.

Body & Soul – Loïc Wacquant – Oxford University Press

However, this is not the book for those interested in reading an example of techni- cally skilled ethnographic work or a discussion that is presented within an analytic frame that extends and enriches our bkdy understanding of the complexities of collective action. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Daniel rated it it was amazing Apr 17, Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Poverty, Morality, and the Pitfalls of Urban Eth- nography. In general, it would appear as if Wacquant is not terribly familiar with the conventional structure or format of mainstream sociological ethnography, or, has chosen to ignore those conventions.

The Street and the Ring. And he supplies a model for a “carnal sociology” capable of capturing “the taste and ache of action. Oxford University Press, Living in the Crosshairs David S.

James Guerra rated it really liked it Oct 08, Loic ci mette davvero “anima e corpo” nel tirare fuori un testo saggistico ma avvicente come un romanzo, una storia vera pronta per un film. Code of the Street: Paperbackpages. 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 is packed with fruitful conceptual and theoretical discussions. 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.

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. Interesting look at ethnography, and at a world I know nothing about. 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. Wacquant No preview available – Flat Broke with Children Sharon Hays.


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

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Sunstein and Martha C. Lucas Ketelle rated it liked it Oct 26, Enough to reinvigorate and broaden anyone’s understanding of sociology and it’s potential for dealing with the insitution, the individual, the collective, and in the words of Wacquant’s mentor “doxa, habitus, and various capitals. Mar 26, Alyssa rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Listen, Here is a Story: Obama on Our Minds Lori A. Il mondo della boxe mi affascinava prima della lettura, ma Wacquant offre una visione partecipata e trascina il lettore con lui.

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

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.