The Sociology of Norbert Elias

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Steven Loyal, Stephen Quilley
Cambridge University Press, Mar 18, 2004 - Social Science - 289 pages
Over recent years there has been a steady upsurge of interest in the work of Norbert Elias. This book provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the key aspects of Elias's work and then applies an Eliasian approach to key topics in contemporary sociology such as race, class, gender, religion, epistemology and nationalism. The editors have brought together a distinguished group of international sociologists and this book will not only change the course of Elias studies but be a valuable resource for both students and scholars alike.

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Between the real and the reined Elias on time
Aspects of the figurational dynamics of racial stratification a conceptual discussion and developmental analysis of blackwhite relations in the United S...
Decivilizing and demonizing the remaking of the black America ghetto
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Not so exceptional? Stateformation processes in America
Armed peace on the pacifying condition for the cooperative of states
Changing regimes of manners and emotions from disciplining to informalizing
Elias and modern penal development
Elias Freud and Goffman shame as the master emotion
Weber and Elias on religion and violence warrior charisma and the civilizing process
Christian religion and the European civilizing process the views of Norbert Elias and Max Weber compared in the context of the Augustinian and Lu...

Elias on gender relations the changing balance of power between the sexes

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Steven Loyal is a lecturer in sociology at University College Dublin. In addition to his interest in Elias he has research interests in theory and ethnic studies. His most recent book is The Sociology of Anthony Giddens (2003).

Stephen Quilley is a lecturer in Sociology at University College Dublin and has taught in Manchester and Moscow. He has published on Elias, urban studies and the sociology of nature. His most recent book Exploring the Tomato: Transformations in Nature, Society and Economy (2002) was co-authored with Mark Harvey and Huw Benyon.

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