Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



This item is not yet published. It is available for pre-orders and will ship on 23 November 2021.

Notify Me When In Stock

432 Pages | 46 (bw halftone)

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190465698

Bookseller Code (01)

Body & Soul

Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer, Expanded Anniversary Edition

Loïc Wacquant

  • French sociologist signs up at a boxing gym on Chicago's South Side and learns the craft
  • 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
  • Features a rich blend of theory and ethnography

New to this Edition:

  • Features a new preface and postface that reveal the "making of" this classic ethnography and explicates how Wacquant came to ethnography as apprenticeship
  • Draws up a genealogy and anatomy of habitus going all the way back to Aristotle
  • Retraces the trials and tribulations of the Woodlawn gym members in and out of the ring over the past 30 years and what they disclose about the prizefighting economy, masculinity, and the passion binding the boxers to their craft

Also of Interest