Boxing culture and serious leisure among North-American youth: An embodied ethnography

Ribeiro, N 2017, 'Boxing culture and serious leisure among North-American youth: An embodied ethnography', Qualitative Report, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 1622-1636.


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Title Boxing culture and serious leisure among North-American youth: An embodied ethnography
Author(s) Ribeiro, N
Year 2017
Journal name Qualitative Report
Volume number 22
Issue number 6
Start page 1622
End page 1636
Total pages 15
Publisher Nova Southeastern University
Abstract In this paper, I discuss how I followed in the footsteps of Loïc Wacquant (2004) and took a closer and personal look at boxing as a leisure activity, from the point of view of those who participate in it, using embodied ethnography as the means of research. I was curious as to how and/or if leisure theory relates and applies to boxing, given the latters peculiar characteristics, which seem to equate it more with work than with leisure. I sought to answer a basic question, "Why do you box?" within these theoretical and methodological frameworks, and discovered that, while Robert Stebbins' casual/serious leisure dichotomy applied to boxing, the reality was far more complex than I had anticipated. The ethos of boxing did not fit neatly into any theoretical classifications, and the participant nature of the research allowed for a more nuanced analysis of boxing culture, with surprising results. Implications for leisure theory and directions for future research are discussed.
Subject Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience
Impacts of Tourism
Social and Cultural Anthropology
Keyword(s) Behavior
Boxing
Casual Leisure
Culture
Embodied Ethnography
Serious Leisure
Copyright notice © 2017: Nuno F. Ribeiro and Nova Southeastern University
ISSN 1052-0147
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