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Re-forming the Body Religion, Community and Modernity

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Re-forming the Body Religion, Community and Modernity by Philip A Mellor; Chris Shilling, 9780803977235
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  • ISBN: 9780803977235 | 0803977239
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/6/1997
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Through an analysis of successive re-formations of the body, this innovative and penetrating book constructs a fascinating and wide-ranging account of how the creation and evolution of different patterns of human community are intimately related to the somatic experience of the sacred.The book places the relationship between the embodiment and the sacred at the crux of social theory, and casts a fresh light on the emergence and transformation of modernity. It critically examines the thesis that the rational projects of modern embodiment have 'died and gone to cyberspace', and suggests that we are witnessing the rise of a virulent, effervescent form of the sacred which is changing how people 'see' and 'keep in touch' with t

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