Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer Loïc Wacquant

Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer

Author: Loïc Wacquant
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Book Title
Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer
Author
Loïc Wacquant
ISBN
9780195305623
When French sociologist Loïc 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 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 habitus, deepening 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 marries the analytic rigor of the sociologist with the stylistic grace of the novelist to offer a compelling portrait of a bodily craft and of life and labor in the black American ghetto at century's end.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Loïc WacquantPublisher: Oxford University Press, USAPublished: 11/23/2006ISBN: 9780195305623Pages: 288Weight: 0.85lbsSize: 8.70h x 4.82w x 0.76d
When French sociologist Loïc 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 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 habitus, deepening 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 marries the analytic rigor of the sociologist with the stylistic grace of the novelist to offer a compelling portrait of a bodily craft and of life and labor in the black American ghetto at century's end.


Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Loïc Wacquant
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Published: 11/23/2006
ISBN: 9780195305623
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.70h x 4.82w x 0.76d
When French sociologist Loïc 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 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 habitus, deepening 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 marries the analytic rigor of the sociologist with the stylistic grace of the novelist to offer a compelling portrait of a bodily craft and of life and labor in the black American ghetto at century's end.


Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Loïc Wacquant
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Published: 11/23/2006
ISBN: 9780195305623
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.70h x 4.82w x 0.76d