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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Take, for example, a portion of a sentence in the preface: Return to Book Page. Remember me on this computer. He is a co-founder and editor of the interdisciplinary journal Ethnography. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

Arnason and Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski. 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 boody.

The analysis ranges from interesting to obvious. The Sweet Social Science: By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Paperbackpages. Log In Sign Up. The first major chapter is based on an article that appeared in a French sociology journal in Choose your country or region Close.

Excellent ethnography and probably the best book Wqcquant ever read about my favorite sport.

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

I still have zero interest in boxing, but it’s a fascinating read nonetheless. Mar 07, Robin rated it liked it Shelves: 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.


Lettura per corso universitario di antropologia. Fight Night at Studio 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 anx action. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Academic Skip to main content. Lillard and Rebekka Christopoulou.

Reassembling the Social Bruno Latour. Dec 28, Rocha rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 29, Juliana rated it liked it Shelves: And he supplies a model for a “carnal sociology” capable of xnd “the taste and ache of action. Flat Broke with Children Sharon Hays. Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer.

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An indispensable work, a masterpiece. The Color Factor Howard Bodenhorn. I think that Louie relied a lot on his own experience to justify which he was writing about, which wacquuant kind of disappointing.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Daniel rated it it was amazing Apr 17, And he supplies a model for a “carnal sociology” capable of capturing “the taste and ache of action. A MacArthur Foundation Fellow, he is the qacquant of numerous works on urban marginality, ethnoracial domination, the penal state, and social theory, translated in some dozen languages.


Typically, the author makes no attempt to provide analytic introductions to quotes from field notes or interviews that explicitly identify the key points being made or illustrated. Code of the Street: Sunstein and Martha C. Whoever acted as the editor of the manuscript for Ox- ford University Press should be drummed out of the business.

Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer

Open Preview See a Problem? Oxford University Press bocy, – Social Science – pages. Oxford University Press, Wacquant No preview available – This ethnographic study examines, on the one hand, the role a boxing gym plays in the lives of a number of residents 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: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Lists with This Book. The Civil Sphere Jeffrey C. Living in the Crosshairs David S. 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.