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The Norbert Elias reader : a biographical selection

Author: Norbert Elias; Johan Goudsblom; Stephen Mennell
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1998.
Series: Blackwell readers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illustrating both the continuity and development of the thought of Norbert Elias, this book brings together key excerpts from all aspects of his work, and should make it much easier for readers to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Norbert Elias; Norbert Elias; Norbert Elias; Norbert (Soziologe) Elias; Norbert Elias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norbert Elias; Johan Goudsblom; Stephen Mennell
ISBN: 0631193081 9780631193081 063119309X 9780631193098
OCLC Number: 36695308
Language Note: English.
Description: x, 295 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
pt. I. The early years, 1920-1935 --
1. Idea and individual --
2. On primitive art --
3. Court society as a sociological problem --
4. The expulsion of the Huguenots from France --
5. The kitsch style and the age of kitsch --
pt. II. The civilizing process, 1935-1940 --
6. An outline of 'The civilizing process' --
7. Kultur and civilisation --
8. The rise of the fork --
9. The sociogenesis of courts --
10. Civilization and rationalization --
11. The society of individuals, I --
pt. III. Sociologist in Britain, 1950-1965 --
12. Sociology and psychiatry --
13. The naval profession --
14. Involvement and detachment --
15. The society of individuals, II --
16. The quest for excitement in leisure --
17. Group charisma and group disgrace --
18. The breakdown of civilization --
pt. IV. A European sociologist, 1966-1990 --
19. 'The civilizing process' revisited --
20. The concept of figurations --
21. African art --
22. An interview in Amsterdam --
23. The sciences --
24. On the concept of everyday life --
25. The retreat of sociologists into the present --
26. Renate Rubinstein --
27. The civilizing of parents --
28. Technization and civilization --
29. the society of individuals, III --
30. Informalization and the civilizing process --
31. The symbol theory.
Series Title: Blackwell readers.
Responsibility: edited by Johan Goudsblom and Stephen Mennell.

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