Drawing on the inspiring work by Wacquant about apprenticeship in boxing, I present data collected during a five-year ethnographic study of a Wushu Kung Fu Association in Italy. This article explores the ways in which this martial art is constructed as a Â«social practiceÂ», drawing on theories of social practice in order to investigate in depth the relationship between habitus and materials. This relationship seems to be underestimated both in Wacquant's presentation and in most martial arts studies developed from his work. In conclusion, I point out the importance of recognizing the active role of objects in transforming the habitus and briefly discuss the potentiality of enactive ethnography in analyzing social practices.
|Titolo:||Boards don't hit back : Etnografia della pratica del wushu kung fu|
|Parole Chiave:||Enactive ethnography; Habitus; Martial arts studies; Theories of practice; Wushu Kung Fu; Cultural Studies; Anthropology; Sociology and Political Science|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/08 - Sociologia dei Processi Culturali e Comunicativi|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3240/85153|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|