Freier Beitrag

Issue 14

Corps à corps: une ethnologie des combats de boxe ordinaires

Page 104
Jérôme Beauchez

In the light of a pugilistic show whose media setting illuminates a micro-world of champions, this paper offers an ethnographical perspective on ordinary boxing matches. While the ethnography of these hand-to-hand combats and their locations - many boxing galas that took place in France and Germany will be examined - shows all the social levels involved in the combats, their depiction is intensified by discovering the background of carnal sociality through which individual fighting figures are sketched.