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 . 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 .
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Jul 29, Juliana rated it liked it Shelves: 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.
Personalmente la scintilla che mi ha “lanciato” nel mondo della boxe. However, this ssoul 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 theoretical understanding of the complexities of collective action.
Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer by Loïc Wacquant
Lucas Ketelle rated it liked it Oct 26, 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.
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. In this experimental ethnography of incandescent intensity, the scholar-turned-boxer dissects the making of prizefighters and supplies a model for a “carnal sociology” capable of capturing “the taste and ache of action. The Sweet Social Science: I still have zero interest in boxing, but it’s a fascinating read nonetheless.
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Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer
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. Definitely not for a student audience — very interesting, very intellectual, and aoul provocative.
Interesting look at ethnography, and at a world I know nothing about.
Poverty, Morality, and the Pitfalls of Urban Eth- nography. Yet for three years he immersed himself among local fighters, amateur and professional. I like experimental ethnography — I think we could use more of it. Bovy 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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Apr 19, Dave H rated it really liked it. Skip to main content. Review of Loic Wacquant, Body and Soul: And he supplies a model for a “carnal sociology” capable of capturing “the taste and wacqiant of action.
What’s more, the author takes every opportunity to make himself the subject, particularly when he can reference a sul paid to him by those who trained him, making this as much of an ego-driven work as a scholarly focus on its subject. Il mondo della boxe mi affascinava prima della lettura, ma Wacquant offre una visione partecipata e trascina il lettore con lui. James Guerra rated it really liked it Oct 08, Oxford University Press Amazon. The View from the Left Bank. Heather rated it really liked it Jun 28, Damir rated it it was amazing Sep 27, Loic ci mette davvero “anima e corpo” nel tirare sul un testo saggistico ma avvicente come un romanzo, una storia vera pronta per un film.
Busy Louie at the Golden Gloves.
Looking for lojc books? Description 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.
Arnason and Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski. Sunstein and Martha C. And he supplies a model for a “carnal sociology” capable of capturing “the taste and ache of action. Aug 22, Krystl Louwagie rated it it was ok. 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. Ethnic Studies Sociology Sociology: It’s a French man who goes into a boxing gym in a “black ghetto” to do his research.
He learned the Sweet He asserts wacwuant boxing acts as a route to upward mo- bility for those who are excluded from other avenues pp. Account Options Sign in.
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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. Durel rated it liked it Feb 23,