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Body & Soul - by Loic Wacquant (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 274

Genre: Sports + Recreation

Sub-Genre: Boxing

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Author: Loic Wacquant

Language: English

Street Date: October 1, 2006
TCIN: 78685655
UPC: 9780195305623
Item Number (DPCI): 247-13-2502

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"[R]eveals a remarkable ethnographic and theatrical eye...a model account of a personal, embodied sociology..." --American Journal of Sociology


"Body & Soul not only sets a new standard for scholarly research and writing on sport. It is a virtuoso performance that could--if properly read and disseminated and emulated--put the study of sport at the center of all sociological theorizing and analysis." --Social Forces


"[A] sociological tour de force...sure to be widely used as an exemplar of how to conduct participant observation research.... It is packed with fruitful conceptual and theoretical discussions." --Qualitative Sociology


"A fresh and authoritative treatment." --The Ring: The Bible of Boxing


"Body & Soul will pull you into the deep rhythms of boxing and should certainly earn a place in the canon of literature in the ring." --Los Angeles Times


"[R]eveals a remarkable ethnographic and theatrical eye...a model account of a personal, embodied sociology..." --American Journal of Sociology


..".a provocative, exhilarating, maddening, and profoundly idiosyncratic effort." --Contemporary Sociology


"Body & Soul not only sets a new standard for scholarly research and writing on sport. It is a virtuoso performance that could--if properly read and disseminated and emulated--put the study of sport at the center of all sociological theorizing and analysis."--Social Forces


"[A] sociological tour de force...sure to be widely used as an exemplar of how to conduct participant observation research.... It is packed with fruitful conceptual and theoretical discussions." --Qualitative Sociology


"A fresh and authoritative treatment." --The Ring: The Bible of Boxing


"Body & Soul will pull you into the deep rhythms of boxing and should certainly earn a place in the canon of literature in the ring." --Los Angeles Times


"Loic Wacquant's Body and Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer is perhaps the best yet sociology of the body---its theorizing is less explicit than is the acuteness of the observations." --Contemporary Sociology


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