Between the end of the Second World War and his death in 1990, Elias published almost 60 articles on a wide range of topics. This volume develops his sociological theory of knowledge and the sciences - in the plural - to counter what he sees as the inadequacies of traditional philosophical theories.
This book will compare the approach and works of Norbert Elias, well known for his analysis of the civilizing process, his work on sport and violence and, more largely, his figurational approach, with other important social theories both classical and contemporary.
This edited collection takes a critical perspective on Norbert Elias’s theory of the "civilizing process," through historical essays and contemporary analysis from sociologists and cultural theorists. It focuses on changes in emotional regimes or styles and considers the intersection of emotions and social change, historically and contemporaneously. The book is set in the context of increasing interest among humanities and social science scholars in reconsidering the significance of emotion and affect in society, and the development of empirical research and theorizing around these subjects. Some have labeled this interest as an "affective turn" or a "turn to affect," which suggests a profound and wide-ranging reshaping of disciplines. Building upon complex theoretical models of emotions and social change, the chapters exemplify this shift in analysis of emotions and affect, and suggest different approaches to investigation which may help to shape the direction of sociological and historical thinking and research.
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.
Elias paints a portrait of Mozart being born into a society that did not yet possess either the concept of genius or that of freelance artist.
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2013 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Individuum, Gruppe, Gesellschaft, Note: 2,0, Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Norbert Elias ist in seinen Theorien dafür bekannt, im Gegensatz zu den meisten anderen vorrangegangenen Soziologen, keine Trennung von Individuum und Gesellschaft vorzunehmen. Er versuchte stattdessen in seinen Büchern und Theorien Individuum und Gesellschaft zu verbinden und eine Definition für diesen Zustand zu finden. Der von Elias geprägte Begriff der Figuration ist Kernaussage seiner Theorien, denn die Figuration ist die Verflechtung von Individuum und Gesellschaft, also die Verflechtung von einander abhängigen Individuen, die im Großen die Gesellschaft bilden.
In this book, Elias and Scotson explain differences in power and rank between two very similar groups - both working class - in a local community studied in the early 1960s.
Norbert Elias attempts to answer the question, What is time'.
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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Knowledge and Civilization advances detailed criticism of philosophy's usual approach to knowledge and describes a redirection, away from textbook problems of epistemology, toward an ecological philosophy of technology and civilization. Rejecting theories that confine knowledge to language or discourse, Allen situates knowledge in the greater field of artifacts, technical performance, and human evolution. His wide ranging considerations draw on ideas from evolutionary biology, archaeology, anthropology, and the history of cities, art, and technology.

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