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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The analysis ranges from interesting to obvious. 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. Excellent ethnography and probably the best book I ever read about my favorite sport.
Matt Johnstone rated it really liked it Aug 08, Apr 02, Tricia rated it did not like it. Daniel rated it it was amazing Apr 17, 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. I like experimental ethnography — Wacquany think we could use more of it.
And he supplies a model for a “carnal sociology” capable of capturing “the taste and ache of action. Help Center Find new research papers in: An Ethnography of Racial Meanings L. Mike Yarbrough rated it really liked it Feb 11, The formatting is equally peculiar.
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Yet for three years he immersed himself among local fighters, amateur and professional. This is awful writing – pretentious and cliched. Loic takes you into the world of boxing in his stunning first hand account of two years spent learning the Sweet science.
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He is a co-founder and editor of the interdisciplinary journal Ethnography. Typically, the author makes sou attempt to provide analytic introductions to quotes from field notes or interviews that explicitly identify the key points being made or illustrated.
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While the two, largely descriptive, chapters are of considerable interest, the wcaquant as a whole has major flaws. Take, for example, a portion of a sentence in the preface: Busy Louie at the Golden Gloves.
He learned the Sweet science of bruising, participating in all phases of the pugilist’s strenuo When French sociologist Loic Wacquant signed abd 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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Definitely an interesting view into the world of boxing through a sociological lens. Yet for three years he immersed himself among local fighters, amateur and professional. Jul 10, Oliver Bateman rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 07, Robin rated it liked it Shelves: