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The Civilizing Process

The Civilizing Process

Sociogenetic and Psychogenetic Investigations

  • Author: Norbert Elias
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780631221616
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 592
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The Civilizing Process stands out as Norbert Elias' greatest work, tracing the "civilizing" of manners and personality in Western Europe since the late Middle Ages by demonstrating how the formation of states and the monopolization of power within them changed Western society forever.

The Civilizing Process: Sociogenetic and Psychogenetic Investigations, Revised Edition

The Civilizing Process: Sociogenetic and Psychogenetic Investigations, Revised Edition

  • Author: Norbert Elias
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780631221609
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 592
  • View: 2015
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The Civilizing Process stands out as Norbert Elias' greatest work, tracing the "civilizing" of manners and personality in Western Europe since the late Middle Ages by demonstrating how the formation of states and the monopolization of power within them changed Western society forever.

Society of Individuals

Society of Individuals

  • Author: Norbert Elias
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1847142990
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 264
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Originally published in 1991 and now reissued by Continuum International, this book consists of three sections. The first, written in 1939, was either left out of Elias's most famous book, The Civilizing Process, or was written along with it. Part 2 was written between 1940 and 1960. Part 3 is from 1987. The entire book is a study of the unique relationship between the individual and society--Elias's best-known theme and the basis for the discipline of sociology.

Loneliness of the Dying

Loneliness of the Dying

  • Author: Norbert Elias
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 9780826413734
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 95
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Originally published in 1985, this is a short meditation by a great old man on people relating to other people who are dying, and the need for all of us to open up.

The Established and the Outsiders

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

On Civilization, Power, and Knowledge

On Civilization, Power, and Knowledge

Selected Writings

  • Author: Norbert Elias,Stephen Mennell,Johan Goudsblom
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226204321
  • 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.

What is Sociology?

What is Sociology?

  • Author: Norbert Elias
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 9780231045513
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 187
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What is Sociology? presents in concise and provocative form the major ideas of a seminal thinker whose work--spanning more than four decades--is only now gaining the recognition here it has long had in Germany and France. Unlike other post-war sociologists, Norbert Elias has always held the concept of historical development among his central concerns; his dynamic theories of the evolution of modern man have remedied the historical and epistemological shortcomings of structualism and ethno-methodology. What is Sociology? refines the arguments that were first found in Elias' massive work on the civilizing process, in which he formulated his major assertions about the interdependence of the making of modern man and modern society. It is Elias' contention that changes in personality structure--embodied in phenomena ranging from table manners and hygiene habits to rites of punishment and courtly love--inevitably reflect and mould patterns of control generated by new political and social instututions. Elias' rejection of a dichotomy between individual and society, and his use of psychoanalysis, political theory, and social history, help restore a fullness of resource to sociology.

The Civilizing Process: The history of manners

The Civilizing Process: The history of manners

  • Author: Norbert Elias
  • Publisher: New York : Urizen Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 310
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The Civilizing Process stands out as Norbert Elias' greatest work, tracing the 'civilizing' of manners and personality in Western Europe since the Middle Ages, and showing how this was related to the formation of states and the monopolization of power within them. It comprises the two volumes originally published in English as The History of Manners and State Formation and Civilization, now, in a single volume, the book is restored to its original format and made available world-wide to a new generation of readers.In this new edition, the original text is extensively revised, corrected, and updated. The Revised Edition reveals anew and afresh the greatness of Elias' masterpiece.

The Norbert Elias Reader

The Norbert Elias Reader

  • Author: Johan Goudsblom,Stephen Mennell
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780631193081
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 310
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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.

Violence and Civilization in the Western States-Systems

Violence and Civilization in the Western States-Systems

  • Author: Andrew Linklater
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316660109
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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Andrew Linklater's The Problem of Harm in World Politics (Cambridge, 2011) created a new agenda for the sociology of states-systems. Violence and Civilization in the Western States-Systems builds on the author's attempts to combine the process-sociological investigation of civilizing processes and the English School analysis of international society in a higher synthesis. Adopting Martin Wight's comparative approach to states-systems and drawing on the sociological work of Norbert Elias, Linklater asks how modern Europeans came to believe themselves to be more 'civilized' than their medieval forebears. He investigates novel combinations of violence and civilization through a broad historical scope from classical antiquity, Latin Christendom and Renaissance Italy to the post-Second World War era. This book will interest all students with an interdisciplinary commitment to investigating long-term patterns of change in world politics.

Jane Austen's Civilized Women

Jane Austen's Civilized Women

Morality, Gender and the Civilizing Process

  • Author: Enit Karafili Steiner
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317322533
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 240
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Jane Austen’s six complete novels and her juvenilia are examined in the context of civil society and gender. Steiner’s study uses a variety of contexts to appraise Austen’s work: Scottish Enlightenment theories of societal development, early-Romantic discourses on gender roles, modern sociological theories on the civilizing process.

On Social Structure and Science

On Social Structure and Science

  • Author: Robert K. Merton,Piotr Sztompka
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226520704
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 386
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Robert K. Merton is unarguably one of the most influential sociologists of his time. A figure whose wide-ranging theoretical and methodological contributions have become fundamental to the field, Merton is best known for introducing such concepts and procedures as unanticipated consequences, self-fulfilling prophecies, focused group interviews, middle-range theory, opportunity structure, and analytic paradigms. This definitive compilation encompasses the breadth and brilliance of his works, from the earliest to the most recent. Merton's foundational writings on social structure and process, on the sociology of science and knowledge, and on the discipline and trajectory of sociology itself are all powerfully represented, as are his autobiographical insights in a fascinating coda. Anchored by Piotr Sztompka's contextualizing introduction, Merton's vast oeuvre emerges as a dynamic and profoundly coherent system of thought, a constant source of vitality and renewal for present and future sociology.

All Manners of Food

All Manners of Food

Eating and Taste in England and France from the Middle Ages to the Present

  • Author: Stephen Mennell
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252064906
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 397
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So close geographically, how could France and England be so enormously far apart gastronomically? Not just in different recipes and ways of cooking, but in their underlying attitudes toward the enjoyment of eating and its place in social life. In a new afterword that draws the United States and other European countries into the food fight, Stephen Mennell also addresses the rise of Asian influence and "multicultural" cuisine. All Manners of Food debunks long-standing myths and provides a wealth of information. It is a sweeping look at how social and political development has helped to shape different culinary cultures. Food and almost everything to do with food - fasting and gluttony, cookbooks, women's magazines, chefs and cooks, types of foods, the influential difference between "court" and "country" food - are comprehensively explored and tastefully presented in a dish that will linger in the memory long after the plates have been cleared.

Mozart

Mozart

Portrait of a Genius

  • Author: Norbert Elias
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 9780745614106
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 160
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Now available in paperback, Mozart is a brilliant study of the great composer's life and creative genius, written by one of the most important social thinkers of our time. In Mozart, Elias provides insight into this case of tragic conflict between personal creativity and the tastes of a society which sought to control it.

Words in Motion

Words in Motion

Toward a Global Lexicon

  • Author: Carol Gluck,Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822391104
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
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On the premise that words have the power to make worlds, each essay in this book follows a word as it travels around the globe and across time. Scholars from five disciplines address thirteen societies to highlight the social and political life of words in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. The approach is consciously experimental, in that rigorously tracking specific words in specific settings frequently leads in unexpected directions and alters conventional depictions of global modernity. Such words as security in Brazil, responsibility in Japan, community in Thailand, and hijāb in France changed the societies in which they moved even as the words were changed by them. Some words threatened to launch wars, as injury did in imperial Britain’s relations with China in the nineteenth century. Others, such as secularism, worked in silence to agitate for political change in twentieth-century Morocco. Words imposed or imported from abroad could be transformed by those who wielded them to oppose the very powers that first introduced them, as happened in Turkey, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Taken together, this selection of fourteen essays reveals commonality as well as distinctiveness across modern societies, making the world look different from the interdisciplinary and transnational perspective of “words in motion.” Contributors. Mona Abaza, Itty Abraham, Partha Chatterjee, Carol Gluck, Huri Islamoglu, Claudia Koonz, Lydia H. Liu, Driss Maghraoui, Vicente L. Rafael, Craig J. Reynolds, Seteney Shami, Alan Tansman, Kasian Tejapira, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

The Germans

The Germans

Power Struggles and the Development of Habitus in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

  • Author: Norbert Elias
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 9780745620091
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 512
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This is Elias's last great work in which he used his key ideas to analyse the development of the particular features of German personality, social structure and behaviour.

The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion

The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion

  • Author: Leo Steinberg
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022622631X
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 426
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Originally published in 1983, Leo Steinberg's classic work has changed the viewing habits of a generation. After centuries of repression and censorship, the sexual component in thousands of revered icons of Christ is restored to visibility. Steinberg's evidence resides in the imagery of the overtly sexed Christ, in Infancy and again after death. Steinberg argues that the artists regarded the deliberate exposure of Christ's genitalia as an affirmation of kinship with the human condition. Christ's lifelong virginity, understood as potency under check, and the first offer of blood in the circumcision, both required acknowledgment of the genital organ. More than exercises in realism, these unabashed images underscore the crucial theological import of the Incarnation. This revised and greatly expanded edition not only adduces new visual evidence, but deepens the theological argument and engages the controversy aroused by the book's first publication.

Jewish High Society In Old Regime Berlin

Jewish High Society In Old Regime Berlin

  • Author: Deborah Sadie Hertz
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • ISBN: 9780815629559
  • Category: History
  • Page: 299
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During the quarter century between 1780 and 1806, Berlin's courtly and intellectual elites gathered in the homes of a few wealthy, cultivated Jewish women to discuss the events of the day, creating both a new cultural institution and an example of social mixing unprecedented in the German past.

Sport and Leisure in the Civilizing Process

Sport and Leisure in the Civilizing Process

Critique and Counter-Critique

  • Author: Eric Dunning,Chris Rojek
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1349111910
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 289
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How do figurational sociologists approach the subjects of sport and leisure? How does their approach differ from other approaches in the field? This major collection, edited by leading writers on sport and leisure, offers a superb introduction to the figurational sociology of sport and leisure. The distinctive features of the approach are clearly explained and contributors show how figurational sociology is applied in the analysis of concrete problems. However, the collection also gives space to critics of the figurational approach. Included here are contributions which claim that the approach is inaccurate, blinkered and irrelevant.

Birth of the Leviathan

Birth of the Leviathan

Building States and Regimes in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

  • Author: Thomas Ertman
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139936085
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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For many years scholars have sought to explain why the European states which emerged in the period before the French Revolution developed along such different lines. Why did some become absolutist and others constitutionalist? What enabled some to develop bureaucratic administrative systems, while others remained dependent upon patrimonial practices? This book presents a new theory of state-building in medieval and early modern Europe. Ertman argues that two factors - the organisation of local government at the time of state formation and the timing of sustained geo-military competition - can explain most of the variation in political regimes and in state infrastructures found across the continent during the second half of the eighteenth century. Drawing on insights developed in historical sociology, comparative politics, and economic history, this book makes a compelling case for the value of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of political development.