Norbert Elias

Norbert Elias

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* Norbert Elias is a major figure of 20th century sociology and social theory. He is famous for his theory of the civilizing process - a work that was hugely influential in the social sciences and in history. * Eric Dunning is an established figure in sociology and one of the leading authorities on the work of Norbert Elias.show more

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  • Hardback
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0745609481
  • 9780745609485

Table of contents

Introduction: Sociology and its Discontents Chapter One: Working with Elias Chapter Two: Basic Concepts of (Con-)Figurational Sociology Chapter Three: Elias on Time, History and Sociology Chapter Four: Elias's "Central Theory": Western "Civilizing" Processes and Some of their Major Variations Chapter Five: "Civilization" as a Specific Transformation of Human Behaviour Chapter Six: The Development of Knowledge and the Sciences as Social Processes Chapter Seven: Problems of Method and Values in the Development of Sociological Knowledge Chapter Eight: Elias in Modern Sociology: an Enduring Legacy?show more