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Beauchez Boxing, the Gym, and Men



The Mark of the Fist

Softcover Nachdruck of the original 1. Auflage 2018, 240 Seiten, Kartoniert, Paperback, Format (B × H): 148 mm x 210 mm, Gewicht: 351 g Reihe: Cultural Sociology
ISBN: 978-3-319-85807-4
Verlag: Springer International Publishing


Beauchez Boxing, the Gym, and Men

This book explores the lived experiences of boxers in a French banlieue, largely populated by people from working-class and immigrant backgrounds. Jérôme Beauchez, who joined in the men’s daily workouts for many years, analyzes the act of boxing as a high-stakes confrontation that extends well beyond the walls of the gym. Exploring the physical and existential realities of combat, the author provides a multifaceted “thick description” of this world and shows that the violence faced by the gym’s members is not so much to be found in the ring as in the adversity of everyday racism and social exclusion. Boxing can therefore be understood as an act of resistance that is about more than simply fighting an opponent and that reflects all the existential struggles facing these men who are both stigmatized and socially dominated by race and class.

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PART I: In Private: Where the Blows Resound
1. The Stranger: Portrait of the Boxer as a Young Man2. Incorporating the Novice: The Elementary Forms of the Boxing Experience3. The Punching Factory: Boxers and Daily Life4. When Boxers "Put on Gloves": Sparring and the Limits of the Fighter's Institutionalization
PART II: Facing the Other: Trials of the Self
5. Counting the Blows: The Mark(s) of Exile6. "Like a Man": Facing Adversity7. Boxing vs. the "Poor Life"8. The Clash of the Strongmen: Fighting in Public9. Conclusion: A Boxer's Becoming: Encountered Lives

PART I: In Private: Where the Blows Resound1. The Stranger: Portrait of the Boxer as a Young Man2. Incorporating the Novice: The Elementary Forms of the Boxing Experience3. The Punching Factory: Boxers and Daily Life4. When Boxers "Put on Gloves": Sparring and the Limits of the Fighter's InstitutionalizationPART II: Facing the Other: Trials of the Self5. Counting the Blows: The Mark(s) of Exile6. "Like a Man": Facing Adversity7. Boxing vs. the "Poor Life"8. The Clash of the Strongmen: Fighting in Public9. Conclusion: A Boxer's Becoming: Encountered Lives


Beauchez, Jérôme
Jérôme Beauchez is Associate Professor of sociology and anthropology at the Université de Lyon/Saint-Etienne, France, and a researcher at the Centre Max Weber and the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research on Social Issues.


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