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Keeping distance: Sociological reflections on boxing

Author(s): Marcin Darmas
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: boxing; participant observation; chivalry; physicality; sociology of sport; violence; dominance
Summary/Abstract: The book is based on a three-year participant observation, as well as philosophical, literary and sociological sources. The author has described the community of boxing fighters and coaches. The central category used in the analysis is “distance”: during the fight (out-fighter or in-fighter style), and also the geographical, social and intergenerational distance.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-3960-5
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-3952-0
  • Page Count: 246
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish