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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.
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    Guest Editorial: At the Cross‐Roads: Education Policy Studies.Stephen J. Ball & Chris Shilling - 1994 - British Journal of Educational Studies 42 (1):1-5.
  3. Body Pedagogics, Culture and the Transactional Case of Vélo Worlds.Chris Shilling - 2022 - European Journal of Social Theory 25 (2):312-329.
    During the past two decades, there has been a significant growth of sociological studies into the ‘body pedagogics’ of cultural transmission, reproduction and change. Rejecting the tendency to over-valorise cognitive information, these investigations have explored the importance of corporeal capacities, habits and techniques in the processes associated with belonging to specific ‘ways of life’. Focused on practical issues associated with ‘knowing how’ to operate within specific cultures, however, body pedagogic analyses have been less effective at accounting for the incarnation of (...)
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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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    The Sociological Ambition: Elementary Forms of Social and Moral Life.Chris Shilling - 2001 - Sage Publications.
    In a comprehensive and innovative reassessment of the discipline, this book argues that classical and contemporary social theories must be studied in relation to the ambition that shaped and established sociology: the ambition to comprehend the relationship between social and moral life. Surveying a range of sociological analyses from Comte to feminism, postmodernism and rational choice theory, this book examines the various attempts that have been made to reconstruct the discipline over the last century, and the challenges facing it today. (...)
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