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Elias, Norbert 1897-1990

Works: 721 works in 3,120 publications in 31 languages and 41,836 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor, Dedicatee, Creator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: CB83, 301
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The civilizing process by Norbert Elias( Book )

106 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,313 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."
La civilisation des mœurs by Norbert Elias( Book )

398 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 2,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with the author's celebrated study of the changing standards of behaviour of the secular upper classes in Western Europe since the Middle Ages, this title demonstrates how psychological changes in habitus and emotion management were linked to wider transformations in power relations
The society of individuals by Norbert Elias( Book )

111 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,394 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 loneliness of the dying by Norbert Elias( Book )

125 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 16 languages and held by 1,381 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 court society by Norbert Elias( Book )

102 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,329 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
Quest for excitement : sport and leisure in the civilizing process by Norbert Elias( Book )

56 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onderzoek naar de biologische, psychologische en sociologische drijfveren van de belangstelling voor sport en de beoefening ervan
Mozart : portrait of a genius by Norbert Elias( Book )

70 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,214 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 )

105 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inleiding in de figuratiesociologie waarin een kritische houding wordt aangenomen tegenover de huidige sociologiebeoefening en de daar gehanteerde begrippen
What is sociology? by Norbert Elias( Book )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and French and held by 786 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
The symbol theory by Norbert Elias( Book )

61 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 736 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
The Germans : power struggles and the development of habitus in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by Norbert Elias( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En sociologisk undersgelse af det tyske samfund og tysk kultur for at finde årsager til udviklingen i 20. århundrede
The established and the outsiders; a sociological enquiry into community problems by Norbert Elias( Book )

33 editions published between 1965 and 1994 in English and German and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Norbert Elias's hands, a local community study of tense relations between an established group and outsiders - with no other discernible difference between them - becomes a microcosm that illuminates a wide range of sociological configurations including racial, ethnic, class and gender relations. The book examines the mechanisms of stigmatisation, taboo and gossip, monopolisation of power, collective fantasy and ẁe' and t̀hey' images which support and reinforce divisions in society
Du temps by Norbert Elias( Book )

107 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cet essai réunit les grands éléments d'une histoire universelle du temps, ou plutôt de sa mesure, des premiers balbutiements de la civilisation à l'époque contemporaine. Pour Elias, ce que nous appelons temps n'existe pas en soi. Critiquant l'idée que l'expérience du temps puisse être le fait de l'individu abstrait, supposé identique à lui-même, toujours et en tous lieux, Elias insiste sur sa dimension sociale et montre qu'on ne peut comprendre le temps qu'en le replaçant dans une "sociologie révolutionnaire". Dans les sociétés avancées de l'Occident, la "grille" du temps rejoint la vie sociale; en revanche, dans d'autres sociétés, l'expérience du temps est discontinue, puisqu'il n'existe bien souvent que des repères "naturels". Pour lui, le temps physique n'est qu'une ramification du temps social
Die höfische Gesellschaft : Untersuchungen zur Soziologie des Königtums und der höfischen Aristokratie : mit einer Einleitung: Soziologie und Geschichtswissenschaft by Norbert Elias( Book )

84 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studien über die Deutschen : Machtkämpfe und Habitusentwicklung im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert by Norbert Elias( Book )

43 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historisch-sociologische studies door de vooraanstaande socioloog (1897-1990)
Engagement et distanciation : contributions à la sociologie de la connaissance by Norbert Elias( Book )

61 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power & civility by Norbert Elias( Book )

24 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time : an essay by Norbert Elias( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 449 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 )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and French and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etablierte und Aussenseiter by Norbert Elias( Book )

48 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 393 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
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Audience level: 0.56 (from 0.03 for The civili ... to 0.90 for Du temps / ...)

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Elias-Dunning, .. 1897-1990

Elas, N.

Elas, N. 1897-1990

Elas, N. (Norbert)

Elas, N. (Norbert), 1897-1990

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Elias, Norbert 1897-1990

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

Norbert Elias Brits schrijver

Norbert Elias German sociologist

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Norbert Elias niemiecki socjolog

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Norberts Eliass

Норберт Еліас

Элиас, Норберт

Элиас, Норберт 1897-1990

אליאס, נורברט 1897-1990

נורברט אליאס

نوربرت الیاس

نوربير إلياس

노르베르트 엘리아스

エリアス, ノルベルト



La civilisation des mœursThe society of individualsThe loneliness of the dyingThe court societyQuest for excitement : sport and leisure in the civilizing processMozart : portrait of a geniusQu'est-ce que la sociologie?What is sociology?