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Elias, Norbert 1897-1990

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Works: 693 works in 2,810 publications in 13 languages and 38,325 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: CB83, 301
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The civilizing process by Norbert Elias( Book )

58 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,790 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."
Quest for excitement : sport and leisure in the civilizing process by Norbert Elias( Book )

69 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,461 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
The court society by Norbert Elias( Book )

100 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,450 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 established and the outsiders; a sociological enquiry into community problems by Norbert Elias( Book )

91 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,294 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
Time : an essay by Norbert Elias( Book )

117 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,143 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
What is sociology? by Norbert Elias( Book )

72 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inleiding in de figuratiesociologie waarin een kritische houding wordt aangenomen tegenover de huidige sociologiebeoefening en de daar gehanteerde begrippen
The loneliness of the dying by Norbert Elias( Book )

58 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,049 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
Über den Prozess der Zivilisation. Soziogenetische und psychogenetische Untersuchungen by Norbert Elias( Book )

241 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Involvement and detachment by Norbert Elias( Book )

70 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart : portrait of a genius by Norbert Elias( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and German and held by 794 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 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 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

44 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 669 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
Studien über die Deutschen : Machtkämpfe und Habitusentwicklung im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert by Norbert Elias( Book )

42 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in German and Dutch and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 587 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'
Power & civility by Norbert Elias( Book )

51 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Gesellschaft der Individuen by Norbert Elias( Book )

50 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La dynamique de l'Occident by Norbert Elias( Book )

29 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in French and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse l'évolution de la civilisation occidentale en mettant en parallèle la logique des pulsions individuelles de chacun, et celle de la formation d'un pouvoir étatique de plus en plus contraignant et centralisé
Scientific establishments and hierarchies by Richard Whitley( Book )

16 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La civilisation des mœurs by Norbert Elias( Book )

35 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 368 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
La société des individus by Norbert Elias( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 272 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-

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

Norbert Elias német szociológus

Norbert Elias niemiecki socjolog

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

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

諾博特·伊里亞思

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Quest for excitement : sport and leisure in the civilizing processThe court societyThe established and the outsiders; a sociological enquiry into community problemsTime : an essayWhat is sociology?The loneliness of the dyingÜber den Prozess der Zivilisation. Soziogenetische und psychogenetische UntersuchungenInvolvement and detachment