Tomonori Ishioka is an associate professor in the Faculty of Sociology at
Nihon University. He studied sociology at the University of Tsukuba, where
he received his Ph.D. for a thesis on the ethnographic research on nameless
Filipino boxers in Manila, the Philippines. Ishioka’s scholarly articles have
appeared in journals of sociology, social research, physical education, and urban
and cultural studies. He is also the author of Everyday Life of Underdog Filipino
Boxers: Body Cultures Crafted in Destitution (2012), which won an award in 2013
from the Japan Sociological Society. He has conducted fieldwork in slum areas of
Manila since 2002, including a year-long live-in ethnographic study at a boxing
gym in Manila between April 2005 and March 2006. Moreover, Ishioka is a
translator of the Japanese version of Loïc Wacquant’s classic ethnography Body
and Soul (2013).
List of Publications
1) ISHIOKA, Tomonori, 2012, Everyday Life of Underdog Filipino Boxers: Body
Cultures Crafted in Destitution, Kyoto: Sekaishisosya.
2) ISHIOKA, Tomonori, 2013, “Boxing, Poverty, Foreseeability – an Ethnographic
Account of Local Boxers in Metro Manila, Philippines,” Asia Pacific Journal of
Sport and Social Science, vol.1, no.2.
3) ISHIOKA, Tomonori, 2009, How Can One be a Pugilist? - the Incarnation Process of
Pugilistic Sense, Bulletin of Faculty of Education Hokkaido University, vol.
4) ISHIOKA, Tomonoi, 2007, “Sport as Life Strategies - from an Ethnographic
Account on the nexus of a Boxing Gym and Squatter’s Lives in Metro Manila,
Philippines,” Japan Journal of Sport Sociology, vol.15.