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Elias, Norbert 1897-1990

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Works: 824 works in 3,485 publications in 11 languages and 44,510 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor, Dedicatee, Creator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: CB83, 301
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What is sociology? by Norbert Elias( Book )

133 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,898 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 civilizing process by Norbert Elias( Book )

73 editions published between 1939 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zivilisation / Geschichte
Über den Prozess der Zivilisation. Soziogenetische und psychogenetische Untersuchungen by Norbert Elias( Book )

368 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quest for excitement : sport and leisure in the civilizing process by Norbert Elias( Book )

64 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,353 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
Time : an essay by Norbert Elias( Book )

108 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 987 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
Mozart : portrait of a genius by Norbert Elias( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 806 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
The court society by Norbert Elias( Book )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Court Society is a book to be read on several levels. It is a historical book, carefully researched and with great imagination painting a vivid and detailed picture of the life of the king and his courtiers during the reign of Louis XIV. But it is concerned with more than this. From the time of the pharaohs to the downfall of king and emperors in the twentieth century, princely court societies have played a vital role in the development of humanity. The Court Society provides the key to an understanding not only of a particular court society but of court societies in general. Professor Elias raises the question, for example, of how it was possible for a single person, a monarch, to rule, and to count on the obedience of, millions of people. Was Louis XIV really the "absolute" monarch he is described today as being? Was he truly free to do what he liked, or were there clearly defined limits to the power of even an absolute prince? The Court Society is a sociological enquiry into the problems of power, particularly that of a hierarchic institution headed by a single person. As such, it has a great deal of importance to say about many situations in the world today"--Publisher
Involvement and detachment by Norbert Elias( Book )

57 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The established and the outsiders; a sociological enquiry into community problems by Norbert Elias( Book )

35 editions published between 1965 and 1994 in English and German and held by 705 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
The Germans : power struggles and the development of habitus in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by Norbert Elias( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En sociologisk undersøgelse af det tyske samfund og tysk kultur for at finde årsager til udviklingen i 20. århundrede
The loneliness of the dying by Norbert Elias( Book )

32 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 691 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 symbol theory by Norbert Elias( Book )

38 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die höfische Gesellschaft : Untersuchungen zur Soziologie des Königtums und der höfischen Aristokratie : mit einer Einleitung: Soziologie und Geschichtswissenschaft by Norbert Elias( Book )

76 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in German and French and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in German and Dutch and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historisch-sociologische studies door de vooraanstaande socioloog (1897-1990)
The society of individuals by Norbert Elias( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1991 and now reissued by Continuum International, this book consists of three sections. The first, written in 1939, was either left out of Elias's most famous book, The Civilizing Process, or was written along with it. Part 2 was written between 1940 and 1960. Part 3 is from 1987. The entire book is a study of the unique relationship between the individual and society--Elias's best-known theme and the basis for the discipline of sociology
Power & civility by Norbert Elias( Book )

39 editions published between 1969 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La civilisation des mœurs by Norbert Elias( Book )

53 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 513 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
The civilizing process : sociogenetic and psychogenetic investigations by Norbert Elias( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 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 société de cour by Norbert Elias( Book )

38 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etude des comportements, des attitudes et des relations entre classes, nés des règles et des contraintes de la société de cour des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles
Die Gesellschaft der Individuen by Norbert Elias( Book )

53 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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What is sociology?
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-

Ėlias, 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

Norbert Elias német szociológus

Norbert Elias niemiecki socjolog

Norbert Elias sociòleg alemany

Norbert Elias sociólogo alemán

Norbert Elias sociologo tedesco

Norbert Elias sociologue allemand

Norberts Eliass

Норберт Елијас

Норберт Еліас

Элиас, Норберт

Элиас, Норберт 1897-1990

אליאס, נורברט 1897-1990

נורברט אליאס

נורברט אליאס סופר בריטי

نوربرت الیاس

نوربير إلياس

노르베르트 엘리아스

엘리아스, 노르베르트 1897-1990

エリアス, ノルベルト

エリアス, ノルベルト 1897-1990

ノルベルト・エリアス

埃利亚斯, 诺贝特

諾博特·伊里亞思

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Über den Prozess der Zivilisation. Soziogenetische und psychogenetische UntersuchungenQuest for excitement : sport and leisure in the civilizing processTime : an essayMozart : portrait of a geniusThe court societyThe established and the outsiders; a sociological enquiry into community problemsThe Germans : power struggles and the development of habitus in the nineteenth and twentieth centuriesThe loneliness of the dying