Norbert Elias and Modern Social Theory

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Informationen zum Autor Dennis Smith is Professor of Sociology at the University of Loughborough Klappentext Offering a fascinating survey of Norbert Elias's life and writings, Dennis Smith traces the growth of his reputation. He is the first author to confront Elias's work with the contrasting theories of Talcott Parsons, Hannah Arendt, Michel Foucault and Zygmunt Bauman. He also illustrates how Elias's insights can be applied to understand Western modernity and social and political change. Smith shows why Elias is important for sociology, but he is also clear sighted about the limitations of Elias's approach. Zusammenfassung Dennis Smith offers a fascinating survey of Elias's life and writings and traces the growth of his reputation. He also illustrates how Elias's insights can be applied to understand Western modernity and social and political change! showing why Elias is so important to sociology. Inhaltsverzeichnis PART ONE: MODERNITY AND ELIAS The Sound of Canon-Fire Culture and Civilization PART TWO: THE WIDER DEBATE Arendt and Elias Parsons and Elias Foucault and Elias Bauman and Elias PART THREE: TOWARDS GLOBAL MODERNITY Europe Shame A Civilized Debate

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Dennis Smith is Professor of Sociology at the University of Loughborough



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Offering a fascinating survey of Norbert Elias's life and writings, Dennis Smith traces the growth of his reputation. He is the first author to confront Elias's work with the contrasting theories of Talcott Parsons, Hannah Arendt, Michel Foucault and Zygmunt Bauman. He also illustrates how Elias's insights can be applied to understand Western modernity and social and political change. Smith shows why Elias is important for sociology, but he is also clear sighted about the limitations of Elias's approach.



Zusammenfassung
Dennis Smith offers a fascinating survey of Elias's life and writings and traces the growth of his reputation. He also illustrates how Elias's insights can be applied to understand Western modernity and social and political change, showing why Elias is so important to sociology.

Inhalt

PART ONE: MODERNITY AND ELIAS
The Sound of Canon-Fire
Culture and Civilization
PART TWO: THE WIDER DEBATE
Arendt and Elias
Parsons and Elias
Foucault and Elias
Bauman and Elias
PART THREE: TOWARDS GLOBAL MODERNITY
Europe
Shame
A Civilized Debate

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Norbert Elias and Modern Social Theory
Untertitel
A Critical Assessment
Autor
EAN
9780761961079
ISBN
978-0-7619-6107-9
Format
Fester Einband
Herausgeber
SAGE Publications Inc
Genre
Sozialwissenschaften allgemein
Anzahl Seiten
208
Gewicht
480g
Größe
H234mm x B156mm
Jahr
2000
Untertitel
Englisch
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