Habitus as topic and tool. Reflections on becoming a prizefighter


Waquant L.

California University, Berkeley, California, USA

ID of the Article: 5485


For citation:

Waquant L. Habitus as topic and tool. Reflections on becoming a prizefighter. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2014. No 11. P. 113-120




Abstract

Boxing gym has become scene and principal actor in the study of professional boxing in black Chicago ghetto. Research tools elaborated by P. Bourdieu were utilized with the central place of his concept of habitus. “Forging” of corporeal and mental dispositions of boxer, practical acquisition of those dispositions permit boxers to conquer the space new for them. Basics of studying the topic from inside are demonstrated.


Keywords
teaching; corporeal sociology; ethnography; habitus; social action; subjectivism; theory
Content No 11, 2014