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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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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Souk and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. 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.

Yet for three years he immersed himself among local fighters, amateur and professional.

He learned the Sweet science of bruising, participating in all phases 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. 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.

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.

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

Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, aand sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Aug 22, Krystl Louwagie rated it it was ok. This is an ethnography I had to read for my Anthropology class. It’s a French man who goes into a boxing gym in a “black ghetto” to do his research. There are parts that are interesting, and the idea is very interesting-but the author uses about 10 words for every one he should and can’t say anything directly.

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Jan 16, Rick rated it did not like it. This is awful writing – pretentious and cliched.

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What’s more, the author takes every opportunity to make himself the subject, particularly when he can reference a compliment paid to him eacquant those who trained him, making this as much of an ego-driven work as a scholarly anr on its subject.

The analysis ranges from interesting to obvious. 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 This is awful writing – pretentious and cliched.

Why not bovy 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.

As for “Body and Soul” – skip it. Dec 28, Rocha rated sou really liked it Shelves: Excellent ethnography and probably the best book I ever read about my favorite sport. Loic takes you into the world of boxing in his stunning first hand account of two years spent learning the Sweet science. 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 woul capitals.

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. Bellissime le fotografie che corredano il testo.

Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer

Personalmente la scintilla che mi ha “lanciato” nel mondo della boxe. Lettura per corso universitario di antropologia.

L’ho torvato molto interessante e coinvolgente. Il mondo della boxe mi affascinava prima della lettura, ma Wacquant offre una visione partecipata e trascina il lettore con lui.

Body & Soul – Loïc Wacquant – Oxford University Press

Jul 10, Oliver Bateman rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of the five best “academic” books I’ve ever read, and quite possibly the best nonfiction book I’ve read in the past half-decade. An indispensable work, a masterpiece. Apr 19, Dave H rated it really liked it. Fantastic exploration of the ‘sweet science’ and fair play to Wacquant for gloving up.

This ethnographic study examines, on the one hand, the role a boxing gym plays sokl the lives of bdy number of sojl of South Side Chicago, while also examining the mores of pugilism and the dedication required to enter the ring. Mar 26, Alyssa rated it liked it Shelves: Definitely an interesting view into the world of boxing through a sociological lens.

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I think that Louie relied a lot on his own experience to justify which he was writing about, which was kind of disappointing.

Although, he did supplement it with quotes from conversations with fellow boxers at the gym. Jul 29, Juliana rated it liked it Shelves: Interesting look at ethnography, and at a world I know nothing about. I still have zero interest in boxing, but it’s a fascinating read nonetheless. Mar 07, Robin rated it liked it Shelves: Definitely not for a student audience — wacquwnt interesting, very intellectual, and very provocative.

I like experimental bod — I think we could use more of it.

Apr 02, Tricia rated it did not like it. 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. Camille Rivet rated it really liked it Jul 02, Daniel rated it it was amazing Apr 17, Damir rated it it was amazing Sep 27, Matt Johnstone rated it really liked it Aug 08, Jessica rated it really liked it Oct 20, Lucas Ketelle rated it liked it Oct 26, Mike Yarbrough rated it really liked it Feb 11, James Guerra rated it really liked it Oct 08, Rokas rated it really liked it Feb 23, Vanessa Sander rated it really liked it Jan 12, Heather rated it really liked it Jun 28, Durel rated it liked it Feb 23, Amparo Leon rated it did not like it Jun 23, Jenny Karubian rated it it was amazing Jul 09, Usman Mahr rated it really liked it Jan 16, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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