Reliance Imaginale

Michel Maffesoli


Community ideals needs symbols and photos to express themselves. The author
describes the “reliance imaginale” as the common spirit necessary to community ideals,
which manifest themselves in the symbols recognized by those individuals who share
the same interests, thereby achieving the creation of a group. The forms and methods
of marking bodies produce embodied practices and bodies become marked spaces
where new social trends can be traced.

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