Body and Soul Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer
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Description: When French sociologist Loc 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 thisexperimental ethnography of incandescent intensity, the scholar-turned-boxer dissects the making of prizefighters and 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, but also a revealing tale of self transformation and social transcendence. And, by fleshing out Pierre Bourdieu's signal concept of habitus, it deepens our theoretical grasp of human practice.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/23/2006
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
|The Taste and Ache of Action: Preface to the U.S. Edition|
|The Street and the Ring|
|An Island of Order and Virtue|
|"The Boys Who Beat The Street"|
|A Scientifically Savage Practice|
|The Social Logic of Sparring|
|An Implicit and Collective Pedagogy|
|Managing Bodily Capital|
|Fight Night at Studio 104|
|"You Scared I Might Mess Up 'Cause You Done Messed Up"|
|Weigh-in at the Illinois State Building|
|An Anxious Afternoon|
|Welcome to Studio 104|
|Strong Beats Hannah by TKO in the Fourth|
|Make Way for the Exotic Dancers|
|"You Stop Two More Guys and I'll Stop Drinkin'"|
|"Busy" Louie at the Golden Gloves|
|List of Illustrations|
|A Note on Acknowledgments and Transcription|