The Sociology of Norbert Elias

Author: Steven Loyal,Stephen Quilley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521535090

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

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Over recent years there has been a steady upsurge of interest in the work of Norbert Elias. This book provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the key aspects of Elias's work and then applies an Eliasian approach to key topics in contemporary sociology such as race, class, gender, religion, epistemology and nationalism. The editors have brought together a distinguished group of international sociologists and this book will not only change the course of Elias studies but be a valuable resource for both students and scholars alike.
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Norbert Elias and the Sociology of Education

Author: Eric R. Lybeck

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781350041189

Category: Education

Page: 240

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This is the first book to apply the sociology of Norbert Elias to the field of sociology of education, offering fruitful lines of research developed from the application of Elias's theoretical framework. Beginning by introducing Elias' theory to those who are unfamiliar with it, Lybeck goes on to explore ways his work can be applied to areas of education research including widening participation, education and the state and the development of knowledge. Topics discussed in detail include: the relationship between social control and self control; the difference between involvement and detachment in research; and the concept of game-models to explain unintended consequences in education policy. Lybeck also situates Elias's thought alongside other key thinkers including Bourdieu, Foucault and Dewey, whose theories have been widely applied in education research. Including case studies and a list of key Eliasian terms, this is the first book to open up Elias' work to researchers and students in education.
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Norbert Elias

Post-philosophical Sociology

Author: Richard Kilminster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134075286

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Few sociologists of the first rank have scandalised the academic world to the extent that Elias did. Developed out of the German sociology of knowledge in the 1920s, Elias’s sociology contains a sweeping radicalism which declares an academic ‘war on all your houses’. His sociology of the ‘human condition’ sweeps aside the contemporary focus on ‘modernity’ and rejects most of the paradigms of sociology as one-sided, economistic, teleological, individualistic and/or rationalistic. As sociologists, Elias also asks us to distance ourselves from mainstream psychology, history and above all, philosophy, which is summarily abandoned, although carried forward on a higher level. This enlightening book written by a close friend and pupil of Elias, is the first book to explain the refractory, uncomfortable, side of Elias’s sociological radicalism and to brace us for its implications. It is also the first in-depth analysis of Elias’s last work The Symbol Theory in the light of selected contemporary developments in archaeology, anthropology and evolutionary theory.
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Norbert Elias and Modern Sociology

Knowledge, Interdependence, Power, Process

Author: Eric Dunning,Jason Hughes

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 178093226X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 239

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This book endeavours to bring the sociology of Elias to a new and wider audience through offering accessible explanations of some of his key ideas.
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Etablierte und Aussenseiter

Author: Norbert Elias,John L. Scotson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social surveys

Page: 324

View: 617

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Norbert Elias

Author: Robert Van Krieken

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134848854

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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This book locates Elias's work clearly within the development of sociology and also against the background of current debates. Between the 1930s and the 1980s he developed a unique approach to social theory which is now beginning to take root in contemporary social research and theory. Since the translation of his work into English began to accelerate in the 1980s, a growing number of books and articles on topics including health, sexuality, crime, national and ethnic identity, femininity and globalization, in a variety of disciplines, make positive reference to Elias as an authority on the history of emotions, identity, violence, the body and state formation.
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On Civilization, Power, and Knowledge

Selected Writings

Author: Norbert Elias,Stephen Mennell,Johan Goudsblom

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226204314

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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Norbert Elias has been described as among the great sociologists of the 20th century. A collection of his most important writings, this book sets out Elias' thinking during the course of his long career, with a discussion of how his work relates to that of other sociologists.
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What is Sociology?

Author: Norbert Elias,Prof Norbert Elias

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231045506

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

View: 5846

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The Civilized Organization

Norbert Elias and the future of organization studies

Author: Ad van Iterson,Willem Mastenbroek,Tim Newton,Dennis Smith

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027297053

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

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This book brings a major new resource to organization studies: the work of Norbert Elias. By applying his ideas in a critical but sympathetic way, the authors provide a new perspective on the never-ending stream of management fads and fashions. Standing back and taking a more detached perspective, inspired by the work of Norbert Elias (1897-1990), it becomes clear that many 'new' types of organizations are often variations on an old theme.Elias gives us considerable purchase on current debates through his emphasis on long-term historical perspectives, his highlighting of issues of power, emotion and subjectivity, his interweaving of analysis at the level of the state, the organization, groups, and individuals, his alternative 'take' on issues of agency and structure, and his relevance to a wide range of current organization theories. The contributions show the current relevance of Elias's work in numerous fields of organizational analysis such as the sociology of finance and markets, the comparative and cross-cultural study of organization, comparative management development, organizational meetings, organizational boundaries, gossip and privacy in organizations, emotion in organizations, and the significance of humiliation within organizations. It is, indeed, "time for Elias"!
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Norbert Elias and Modern Social Theory

Author: Dennis Smith

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761961070

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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Offering a fascinating survey of Elias's life and writings, Dennis Smith traces the growth of his reputation. He is the first author to confront Elias's work with the contrasting theories of Talcott Parsons, Hannah Arendt, Michel Foucault and Zygmunt Bauman. He also illustrates how Elias's insights can be applied to understand Western modernity and social and political change. Smith shows why Elias is important for sociology, but he is also clear sighted about the limitations of Elias's approach.
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Norbert Elias and Human Interdependencies

Author: Thomas Salumets

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773522664

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Norbert Elias (1897–1990), author of the modern classic The Civilizing Process, was one of the most fascinating scientists of the twentieth century. In Norbert Elias and Human Interdependencies leading scholars from Europe, the United States, and Canada introduce, evaluate, and apply Elias's achievements and explore the interdependence of individuals in an increasingly global society. While the opposing paradigms of globalization and fragmentation compete in often bloody and destructive ways in the world today, this book convincingly reminds us of the importance of finding out more about the complex and changing ways in which we are connected. The authors demonstrate that the more we understand our connectedness and deal with its consequences, the less dependent and helpless we become. The critical, multidisciplinary perspectives they offer cover a wide range of subjects, from the world wide web to medieval poetry, nations and gender, cancer narratives and money, emotion management and the financial markets, and the American civilizing process and the repression of shame. The contributions bear witness to Elias's innovative achievements while the authors continue his stunning explorations, extending them into other areas of the humanities and the sciences, and presenting their own wide-ranging and penetrating insights into our mutual dependence. Contributors are Jorge Arditi (SUNY-Buffalo), Godfried Van Benthem Van Den Bergh (emeritus, Erasmus University, Rotterdam), Reinhard Blomert (Humboldt University, Germany and Karl-Franzens University, Austria), Stephen Guy-Bray (University of Calgary), Thomas M. Kemple (University of British Columbia), Hermann Korte (emeritus, University of Hamburg, Germany), Helmut Kuzmics (University of Graz, Austria), Stephen Mennell (National University of Ireland), Thomas Salumets, Thomas J. Scheff (emeritus, University of California in Santa Barbara), Ulrich C. Teucher (University of British Columbia), Annette Treibel (Pedagogical University of Karlsruhe), and Cas Wouters (Utrecht University, Netherlands).
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The Established and the Outsiders

Author: Norbert Elias,John L Scotson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803979499

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

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This new edition of this classic text from one of the major figures of world sociology includes an introduction published in English for the first time. In Norbert Elias's hands, a local community study of tense relations between an established group and outsiders becomes a microcosm that illuminates a wide range of sociological configurations including racial, ethnic, class and gender relations. The Established and the Outsiders examines the mechanisms of stigmatization, taboo and gossip, monopolization of power, collective fantasy and `we' and `they' images which support and reinforce divisions in society. Developing aspects of Elias's thinking that relate his work to current sociological concerns, it presents the
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Feuer und Zivilisation

Author: Johan Goudsblom

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658065060

Category: Social Science

Page: 414

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Für Johan Goudsblom brachte die Entdeckung des Feuers und seiner Kontrolle in der Vorgeschichte eine radikale Umstellung der menschlichen Kultur. Dieser ersten grundlegenden ökologischen Wende folgten mit dem Ackerbau und der industriellen Revolution weitere Entwicklungsphasen im Umgang mit Feuer und deshalb mit der materiellen Umwelt und der ganzen Gesellschaft. Bis in unsere Tage ist die Kontrolle des Feuers ein integraler Bestandteil der Gesellschaften, die Menschen miteinander bilden. Die erste Auflage erschien 1995 beim Suhrkamp Verlag.
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Was ist Soziologie? Prozeß- und Figurationstheorie von Norbert Elias

Author: Erik Buder

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638751082


Page: 40

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Klassiker und Theorierichtungen, Note: 2,0, Technische Universitat Dresden (Soziologie), Veranstaltung: Proseminar, 11 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Im Jahre 1965 folgte Norbert Elias einer Einladung als Gastprofessor, von Dieter Claessens, nach Munster. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt gab Claessens die Buchreihe: Grundfragen der Soziologie" heraus, welche aquivalent zu einer erfolgreichen nordamerikanischen Einfuhrungsreihe sein sollte. Als Band I dieser Reihe, sollte die Ubersetzung von What is Sociology?" von Alex Inkeles dienen. Claessens gab Elias das gerade frisch eingetroffene Buch und erzahlte ihm von seinem Vorhaben. Elias sein Kommentar war deutlich: What is Sociology'. Das ist eine wichtige Frage, aber Herr Claessens, Sie konnen ganz sicher sein, Herr Inkeles weiss die Antwort nicht." Darauf hin uberredete Claessens Elias den Band selbst zu ubernehmen und Elias beantwortete diese Aufforderung mit seinem Buch: Was ist Soziologie?," funf Jahre spater (Hermann Korte)."
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Uber den Prozess der Zivilisation

soziogenetische und psychogenetische Untersuchungen

Author: Norbert Elias

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518099346


Page: N.A

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Routledge Handbook of Body Studies

Author: Bryan S Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136903313

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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In the last three decades, the human body has gained increasing prominence in contemporary political debates, and it has become a central topic of modern social sciences and humanities. Modern technologies – such as organ transplants, stem-cell research, nanotechnology, cosmetic surgery and cryonics – have changed how we think about the body. In this collection of thirty original essays by leading figures in the field, these issues are explored across a number of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives, including pragmatism, feminism, queer theory, post-modernism, post-humanism, cultural sociology, philosophy and anthropology. A wide range of case studies, which include cosmetics, diet, organ transplants, racial bodies, masculinity and sexuality, eating disorders, religion and the sacred body, and disability, are used to appraise these different perspectives. In addition, this Handbook explores various epistemological approaches to the basic question: what is a body? It also offers a strongly themed range of chapters on empirical topics that are organized around religion, medicine, gender, technology and consumption. It also contributes to the debate over the globalization of the body: how have military technology, modern medicine, sport and consumption led to this contemporary obsession with matters corporeal? The Handbook’s clear, direct style will appeal to a wide undergraduate audience in the social sciences, particularly for those studying medical sociology, gender studies, sports studies, disability studies, social gerontology, or the sociology of religion. It will serve to consolidate the new field of body studies.
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The Norbert Elias Reader

Author: Johan Goudsblom,Stephen Mennell

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631193098

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Norbert Elias (1897-1990) is now recognised as one of the most profound sociological thinkers of the twentieth century, but he gained international recognition only towards the end of his very long life.
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Norbert Elias

An Introduction

Author: Stephen Mennell

Publisher: Univ College Dublin Press

ISBN: 9781900621205

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 339

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Elias's masterwork, his other writings, and his influence on the field of sociology are the subjects of this book. It is a readable and thoughtful intellectual portrait of Elias, generally regarded as one of the outstanding social thinkers of this ce
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The Sociological Revolution

From the Enlightenment to the Global Age

Author: Richard Kilminster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113497163X

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 3917

By controversially turning away from the current debates which surround social theory, this book provides an historical analysis of the profound burden of sociology and its implications today.
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Die Soziologie von Norbert Elias

Eine Einführung in ihre Geschichte, Systematik und Perspektiven

Author: Annette Treibel

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531911716

Category: Social Science

Page: 115

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Norbert Elias (1897 – 1990) gehört zu den Klassikern der Soziologie und ist ein herausragender Gelehrter und eindrucksvoller Zeitzeuge des 20. Jahrhunderts. Berühmt geworden ist er durch sein Werk ‚Über den Prozeß der Zivilisation’. Dadurch gilt er als Begründer der Zivilisations- und Prozesstheorie. In seinen zahlreichen weiteren Schriften behandelte er ein breites Spektrum von Themen: Darunter das Ergänzungsverhältnis von Natur und Kultur, die Wandlungen von Begriffen in Alltags- und Wissenschaftssprache, die Tabuisierung des Sterbens in der Gegenwartsgesellschaft und die Soziologie des Fußballs. Im Kern ist die Eliassche Soziologie eine Interaktions- und Machttheorie, die jedoch ihren ganz eigenen Blick auf die Menschen richtet. Menschen sind grundsätzlich, so Elias, wechselseitig aneinander orientiert und voneinander abhängig. Ihre Verflochtenheit in solchen, wie er es nennt, ‚Figurationen’ treibt die gesellschaftliche Entwicklung voran. Annette Treibel, Mitherausgeberin der Gesammelten Schriften von Norbert Elias, führt übersichtlich und anschaulich in die Gedankenarbeit von Elias ein. Es werden die zentralen Problemstellungen und begrifflichen Werkzeuge erschlossen, die man für ein umfassendes Verständnis und die weitere Forschung benötigt. Die Theorie von Norbert Elias eröffnet Perspektiven für die Soziologie des 21. Jahrhunderts.
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