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Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer
Wacquant, Loic
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판형 Hardcover, 274pp.
출판일 Dec 11 2003
ISBN-13: 9780195168358
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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. Yet for three years he immersed himself among Local fighters. He Learned the Sweet Science of bruising, participating in all phases of the pugilist's preparation. In this experimental ethnography, the scholar-turned-boxer supplies a model for a "carnal sociology" capable of capturing "the taste and ache of action." Breaking with the prefabricated images of the heroic champion stepping into the limelight, Wacquant focuses on ordinary boxers in their everyday environment of the gym. He reveals them to be devoted artisans of the virile body who hone an honorific craft, share a protective sociability, and seek recognition and redemption in the closed brotherhood of the ring. He shows how the gym functions at once as a sanctuary against the dangers of the street and a school of discipline in which occupational morality is... [More...] [Edit review] [Delete review]
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