“Like a Man”: Facing Adversity

  • Jérôme BeauchezEmail author
Part of the Cultural Sociology book series (CULTSOC)


Her gaze fixed on her opponent’s shoulder line, Naima responds to the slightest hint of movement, prefiguring the form of the attack. She reacts instantly with a brief feint that lets Carlo’s straight whiz by within millimeters of her face, as she counters with a rapid punch sequence, aimed first at his body, and then his head. Thanks to his experience at defense, Carlo manages to block most of these blows, though a few reach their target. Without flinching, he bears the brunt of the young woman’s energy. Her technical skill and toughness make her a boxer who is both talented and respected.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre Max WeberUniversité de LyonSaint-EtienneFrance

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