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Body and Soul - 03 edition

Body and Soul (ISBN10: 0195305620; ISBN13: 9780195305623)
ISBN13: 978-0195305623
ISBN10: 0195305620

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0195168358
ISBN10: 0195168356

Summary: 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. 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 tournamen ...show moret. In this experimental ethnography of incandescent intensity, the scholar-turned-boxer 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, but also a fascinating tale of personal transformation and social transcendence. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 01/31/2006
International: No

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