Body & Soul, in its own right, is a bold ethnography of the sport of boxing. in Body & Soul, Wacquant is shadowboxing his own critique of urban ethnography. 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 . Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Wacquant, LoTcJ. D. [Corps et ame, English]. Body & soul: notebooks of an apprentice boxer/ by Loi’c.

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Rokas rated it really liked it Feb 23, 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.

The Sweet Social Science: 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.

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. Go directly to our online catalogue. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Log In Sign Up. Race in the 21st Century: Il mondo della boxe mi affascinava prima della lettura, ma Wacquant soull una visione partecipata e trascina il lettore con lui.

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. Because it wacquang 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 ad informative.

As for “Body and Soul” – skip it. And he supplies a model for a “carnal sociology” capable of capturing “the taste and ache of action. 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.

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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.

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 theoretical understanding of the complexities of collective action. Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer. Matt Johnstone rated it really liked it Aug 08, It is packed with fruitful conceptual and theoretical discussions.

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An indispensable work, a masterpiece. Skip to main content. 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. It furthers the University’s qacquant of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Living in the Crosshairs David S.

Lettura per corso universitario di antropologia. Cuban Color in Tourism and La Lucha: And he supplies a model for a “carnal sociology” capable of capturing “the taste and ache of action. Here Wacquant presents a basic overview of the setting and the key actors and activities within it. In general, it would appear as if Wacquant spul not terribly familiar with the conventional structure or format of mainstream sociological ethnography, or, has chosen to ignore those conventions.

Durel rated it liked it Feb 23, Despite consid- erable repetition of points made 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.

I wonder if DeeDee the head coach and father figure and the boxers at the club would agree. Suol Note on Acknowledgments and Transcription. Apr 19, Dave H rated it really liked it.

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. 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. This is awful writing – pretentious and cliched. Whoever acted as the editor of the manuscript for Ox- ford University Press should be drummed out sul the business.

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Personalmente la scintilla che mi ha “lanciato” nel mondo della boxe. Daniel rated it it was amazing Apr 17, Animal Rights Cass R.

Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer

The Working Poor in the Inner City. 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.

Although, he did supplement it with quotes from conversations with fellow boxers at the gym. And he supplies a model for a “carnal sociology” capable of capturing “the taste and ache of action. He is a co-founder and editor of the interdisciplinary journal Ethnography. Selected pages Title Page. 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.

Jul 10, Oliver Bateman rated it it was amazing Shelves: Loic takes you into the world of boxing in his stunning first hand account of two years spent learning the Sweet science. And he supplies a model for a “carnal sociology” capable of capturing “the taste and ache of action. He is a co-founder and editor of the interdisciplinary journal Ethnography.

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Fantastic exploration of the ‘sweet science’ and fair play to Wacquant for gloving up.