Boxers, Briefs or Bras? Bodies, Gender and Change in the Boxing Gym

  title={Boxers, Briefs or Bras? Bodies, Gender and Change in the Boxing Gym},
  author={E. Paradis},
  journal={Body & Society},
  pages={109 - 82}
  • E. Paradis
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Body & Society
  • In this ethnography of Full Contact, a San Francisco Bay Area boxing gym, I use Bourdieu’s theory of practice to illustrate how ‘rules of the game’ shape people’s perceptions, interactions and positions (capital). First, I show how the unwritten, unspoken rules of boxing as a field (its doxa) impact readings of bodies and bodily capital, readings that then have an impact on micro-level interactions and hierarchies at Full Contact. Second, I show the micro-level consequences of hysteresis… CONTINUE READING
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