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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 and 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.

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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 and 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.

About the Author

Loïc Wacquant is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Researcher at the Centre de sociologie européenne, Paris. A MacArthur Foundation Fellow, he is the author of numerous works on urban marginality, ethnoracial domination, the penal state, and social theory, translated in some dozen languages. He is a co-founder and editor of the interdisciplinary journal Ethnography.

Table of Contents

The Taste and Ache of Action

Preface to the U.S. Edition

Prologue

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

Pitiful Preliminaries

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

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195305623
Author:
Wacquant, Lo
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
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Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Boxing
Subject:
Ethnicity
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Sociology | Popular Culture
Subject:
Sociology | Race
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Boxing
Edition Number:
2
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 halftones
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.70x4.82x.76 in. .85 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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 and 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.

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