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Nobert Elias (1897-1990) is among the great sociologists of the twentieth century. Born in Germany, Elias earned a doctorate in philosophy and then turned to sociology, working with Max Weber's younger brother, Alfred Weber, and with Karl Mannheim. He later fled the Nazi regime in 1935 and spent most of his life in Britain. He is best known for his book, The Civilizing Pro ...more
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Published February 17th 1998 by University Of Chicago Press
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This book is a typical academic product: The selected, and to some degree digested essays of an intellecual all-star. For me it was a great introduction, especially considering the length of some of his individual works.
Interesting to compare to Foucault and Bourdieu. Probably because Elias was born in 1897, and was therefore a full generation older, there is a psychologism, even a flirtation with social psychology, in his work. In a sense, this brings to light some of what was at stake, but wa
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Norbert Elias was a German-Jewish sociologist who later became a British citizen, though he is often referred to as a Dutch thinker, and made his home in Amsterdam in his latter years.

Elias's theory focused on the relationship between power, behavior, emotion, and knowledge over time. He significantly shaped what is called process or figurational sociology. Due to historical circumstances, Elias h
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