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Wednesday 16:00-16:30
Laurie Taylor discusses the latest social science research.
28 May 2008
repeat  01 June
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BOXING
Laurie Taylor
is joined by Kasia Boddy, author of Boxing: A Cultural history, and Professor Loїc Wacquant, sociologist, ethnographer and former apprentice boxer to consider the sport’s history in terms of race, class, and representation, from bare-knuckle fights to attempts to tame the Kray Twins.

URBAN OUTCASTS
Loïc Wacquant, Professor of sociology at the University of California-Berkeley, looks at the trend amongst academics and certain commentators for talking about “ghettoisation” in Europe’s cities, and questions the idea that our cities are becoming Americanised. He discusses his theory of ‘advanced marginality’, symptoms of which, he says, can be found on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Kasia Boddy

Lecturer in the Department of English, University College London

Boxing: A Cultural History
Publisher: Reaktion Books; 1 edition
ISBN-10: 1861893698
ISBN-13: 978-1861893697

Professor Loïc Wacquant
Professor at the University of California-Berkeley and Researcher at the Centre de Sociologie Européenne-Paris

Body and Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc.
ISBN-10: 0195305620
ISBN-13: 978-0195305623

Urban Outcasts: A Comparative Sociology of Advanced Marginality
Publisher: Polity
ISBN-10: 0745631258
ISBN-13: 978-0745631257
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