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    Embodiment, Structuration Theory and Modernity: Mind/body Dualism and the Repression of Sensuality.Chris Shilling & Philip A. Mellor - 1996 - Body and Society 2 (4):1-15.
  2. Emile Durkheim.Philip A. Mellor - 2009 - In Graham Oppy & Nick Trakakis (eds.), Medieval Philosophy of Religion: The History of Western Philosophy of Religion, Volume 2. Routledge. pp. 3--287.
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    Saved from pain or saved through pain? Modernity, instrumentalization and the religious use of pain as a body technique.Philip A. Mellor & Chris Shilling - 2010 - European Journal of Social Theory 13 (4):521-537.
    Contemporary sociology mirrors Western society in its general aversion and sensitivity to pain, and in its view of pain as an unproductive threat to cultures and identities. This highlights the deconstructive capacities of pain, and marginalizes collectively authorized practices that embrace it as constitutive of cultural meanings and social relationships. After exploring the particularity of this Western orientation to pain — by situating it against processes of instrumentalization and medicalization, and within a broader context of other social developments conducive to (...)
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