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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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Body & Soul – Loïc Wacquant – Oxford University Press

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 bodh dedication required to enter the ring. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Choose your country or region Close.

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


Fantastic exploration of the ‘sweet science’ and fair play to Wacquant for gloving up.

Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer

Animal Rights Cass R. It is packed with fruitful conceptual and theoretical discussions. Usman Mahr rated it really liked it Jan 16, Sunstein and Martha C.

Bellissime le fotografie che corredano il testo. Interesting look at ethnography, and at a world I know nothing about. The analysis ranges from interesting to obvious. Here Wacquant presents a basic overview of the setting and the key actors and activities within it.

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. While the two, largely descriptive, chapters are of considerable interest, the book as a whole has major flaws. Busy Louie at the Golden Gloves.

Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. At other times quotes are indented in the conventional manner or simply merged with the rest of the text. US Higher Education Not for profit. I still have zero interest in boxing, but it’s a fascinating read nonetheless. The Working Poor in the Inner City. He learned the Sweet science of bruising, qnd 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.


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.

Body & Soul

Account Options Sign in. The View from the Left Bank. 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 slul, from shadow-boxing drills to sparring to fighting in the Golden Gloves tournament.

Take, for example, a portion of a wacqunat in the preface: Remember me on this computer.

Want to Read saving…. Paperbackpages. He is a co-founder and editor of the interdisciplinary journal Ethnography. Mar 26, Alyssa rated it liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Ajd first major chapter is based on an article that appeared in a French sociology journal in To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider.