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On Civilization, Power, and Knowledge By Norbert Elias

On Civilization, Power, and Knowledge by Norbert Elias

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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.

On Civilization, Power, and Knowledge Summary

On Civilization, Power, and Knowledge: Selected Writings by Norbert Elias

Nobert Elias (1897-1990) is described as one of the great sociologists of the 20th 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 Process," wherein he traces the subtle changes in manners among the European upper classes since the Middle Ages, and shows how those seemingly innocuous changes in etiquette reflected profound transformations of power relations in society. He later applied these insights to a wide range of subjects, from art and culture to the control of violence, the sociology of sports, the development of knowledge and the sciences, and the methodology of sociology. This volume is a collection of Elias's most important writings, and includes many of his ideas. The development of Elias's thinking during the course of his long career is traced, along with a discussion of how his work relates to other major sociologists and how the various selections are interconnected.

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GOR006559714
On Civilization, Power, and Knowledge: Selected Writings by Norbert Elias
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The University of Chicago Press
1998-02-12
312
0226204324
9780226204321
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