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Elias, Norbert 1897-1990

Overview
Works: 768 works in 2,858 publications in 13 languages and 39,516 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Conference proceedings  Interviews  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor, Dedicatee, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: CB83, 301
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The established and the outsiders a sociological enquiry into community problems by Norbert Elias( Book )
63 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The loneliness of the dying by Norbert Elias( )
25 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originally published in 1985, this is a short meditation by a great old man on people relating to other people who are dying, and the need for all of us to open up
The civilizing process by Norbert Elias( Book )
66 editions published between 1939 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zivilisation / Geschichte
The society of individuals by Norbert Elias( )
28 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume consists of three essays. In each, Elias takes the discussion of 'individual' versus 'society' to a new level, demonstrating that individualisation is an inherent component of the personal socialisation process and of ingenerational civilising processes, exploding the myth of the 'We-less ego'
The court society by Norbert Elias( Book )
133 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This classic study of the life of the nobility at the royal court of France, especially under Louis XIV, has long been out of print. Recognised by historians as the benchmark for studies of early modern courts, which were an important but long neglected phase in the growth of the 'civilising' constraints imposed on people in increasingly complex networks of interdependence. Elias shows how courtiers - and finally even the king himself - were entrapped in a web of etiquette and ceremonial, how their expenses, even down to details of their houses and households, were dictated by their rank rather than their income. Includes appendix on the parallels between factional competition at the royal court and within Hitler's regime. Originally published in German in 1969 as Die hofische Gesellschaft
The symbol theory by Norbert Elias( )
44 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text situates the human capacity for forming symbols in the long-term biological evolution of Homo sapiens, showing how it is linked through communication and orientation to group survival
Quest for excitement : sport and leisure in the civilizing process by Norbert Elias( Book )
38 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Argues that in highly constrained, 'civilised' societies, sports - as well as a spectrum of other cultural and leisure activities - are to be understood not in terms of 'relaxation' but rather of the need for pleasurable excitement and its pleasurable resolution
Mozart : portrait of a genius by Norbert Elias( Book )
47 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mozart is a brilliant study of the great composer's life and creative genius, written by one of the most important social thinkers of our time. In this haunting portrait, Elias examines the paradoxes of Mozart's short existence - his creativity and social marginality, his musical sophistication and personal crudeness, his breathtaking accomplishments and psychological despair. Using psychoanalytic insights, Elias examines Leopold Mozart's carefully honed ambitions for his son and protege. From the age of six Mozart traveled with his father, performing in the major courts throughout Europe, as the elder Mozart worked on his son "like a sculptor on his sculpture." This deep bond between father and son, which shackled as well as nurtured, provides the lietmotif of Mozart's early genius and the basis of his complicated psyche. As Elias shows, Mozart chafed at the constraints of Viennese courtly culture. Growing up in a society which viewed musicians as manual laborers producing entertainment for the court, Mozart fought for an independent livelihood. But it was not until the next generation - that of Beethoven - that the necessary conditions were created for such an existence. Vienna's aristocracy ultimately turned its back on the composer who, with mounting debts, no work and no prospect of fulfilling his innermost desires, died feeling that his life had become empty of meaning. Elias intriguingly ponders the notion of genius, seen as a complex marriage of fantasy, inspiration, and convention. Mozart was able to fuse brilliant musical innovation to an accessible artistic canon, producing wholly original, yet understandable creations. In exploring the tension between personal creativity and the tastes of an era, Mozart is a book of startling insight and discovery
Qu'est-ce que la sociologie? by Norbert Elias( Book )
87 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inleiding in de figuratiesociologie waarin een kritische houding wordt aangenomen tegenover de huidige sociologiebeoefening en de daar gehanteerde begrippen
Über den Prozess der Zivilisation. Soziogenetische und psychogenetische Untersuchungen by Norbert Elias( Book )
168 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is sociology? by Norbert Elias( Book )
24 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A translation that contains Norbert Elias' broadest statement of the fundamentals of sociology, in important respects very different from the discipline as it is institutionalised today. In his vision, sociology is concerned with the whole course of the development of human society
La société des individus by Norbert Elias( Book )
60 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Germans : power struggles and the development of habitus in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by Norbert Elias( Book )
24 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En sociologisk undersøgelse af det tyske samfund og tysk kultur for at finde årsager til udviklingen i 20. århundrede
Studien über die Deutschen : Machtkämpfe und Habitusentwicklung im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert by Norbert Elias( Book )
38 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in German and Dutch and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historisch-sociologische studies door de vooraanstaande socioloog (1897-1990)
La civilisation des mœurs by Norbert Elias( Book )
48 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A déjà paru chez Calmann-Lévy en 1973. Réflexion à caractère sociologique. L'original allemand a paru en 1939. Deux parties: La notion de culture et de civilisation en Allemagne et en France - Comment on peut être civilisé: problème historique et sociologique, certaines manières de se comporter (à table, quelques fonctions naturelles, relations sexuelles, agressivité). L'auteur fait appel à des manuels de bonnes manières et, par ses commentaires, montre comment la sensibilité diffère d'un époque à l'autre
Engagement et distanciation : contributions à la sociologie de la connaissance by Norbert Elias( Book )
52 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Power & civility by Norbert Elias( Book )
24 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Time : an essay by Norbert Elias( Book )
18 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By exploring problems of time one can find out a good deal about human beings and about oneself that was not properly understood before. Problems in sociology and the human sciences in general that were not clarified by previous theories now become accessible
Involvement and detachment by Norbert Elias( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and French and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The civilizing process : sociogenetic and psychogenetic investigations by Norbert Elias( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work traces the "civilizing" of manners in Western Europe since the Middle Ages, and shows how this was related to the formation of states and the monopolization of power within them. Originally published as two volumes: "The History of Manners" and "State Formation and Civilization."
 
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Alternative Names
Elias-Dunning, .. 1897-1990
Elías, N.
Elías, N. 1897-1990
Elías, N. (Norbert)
Elías, N. (Norbert), 1897-1990
Èlias, Norbert.
Elias, Norbert 1897-
Elias, Norbertas.
Elias, Norbertas 1897-1990
Elias, Normpert.
Elias, Normpert 1897-1990
Elijas, Norbert.
Elijas, Norbert 1897-1990
Elliasŭ, Norŭberŭt'ŭ 1897-1990
Eriasu, Noruberuto.
Eriasu, Noruberuto 1897-1990
Элиас, Норберт 1897-1990
אליאס, נורברט 1897-1990
エリアス, ノルベルト
Languages
English (464)
German (429)
French (109)
Spanish (34)
Italian (28)
Portuguese (18)
Dutch (10)
Chinese (9)
Swedish (3)
Croatian (3)
Turkish (2)
Polish (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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