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Elias, Norbert 1897-1990

Works: 1,262 works in 4,240 publications in 13 languages and 52,066 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Other, Creator, Honoree, Editor, Dedicatee, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., 070
Classifications: CB83, 301
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The society of individuals by Norbert Elias( Book )

95 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Society of Individuals, Norbert Elias (1897-1990) addresses these central questions: What is the relation of the plurality of people to the individual, and the relation of the single person to all of society?" "By presenting these three related approaches written over the course of fifty years, The Society of Individuals stands as a testimony to Elias's coherence of thought and to his staying power as one of the key figures of the Frankfurt School of social philosophers."--BOOK JACKET
The loneliness of the dying by Norbert Elias( Book )

73 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,722 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
What is sociology? by Norbert Elias( Book )

90 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,650 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 established and the outsiders; a sociological enquiry into community problems by Norbert Elias( )

46 editions published between 1965 and 1995 in English and German and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The established and the outsiders is a study of a small community with a relatively old settlement as its core and two more recent settlements which have formed around it. The enquiry started like so many others because local people draw our attention to the fact that one of the neighbourhoods had a consistently higher deliquency rate than the others. Locally that particular neighbourhood was regarded as a deliquency are of low standing
Quest for excitement : sport and leisure in the civilizing process by Norbert Elias( Book )

67 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on Norbert Elias's work on the civilizing process, this book reviews aspects of sport in society through the ages, and develops a theory of leisure which encompasses sociological, psychological and biological perspectives
The symbol theory by Norbert Elias( )

36 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addressing the theoretical and philosophical issues of the status of knowledge, this book draws evolutionary biology into the realm of social science. The author demonstrates the potential of sociology as a unifying human science
Time : an essay by Norbert Elias( Book )

66 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 944 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
The court society by Norbert Elias( Book )

31 editions published between 1983 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 829 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 )

63 editions published between 1983 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of the concepts of involvement and detachment in a sociological context. The author argues that these concepts are indicators of the relationship between the structure of knowledge in any particular field and the social level of danger or fear in that field or in society as a whole
The history of manners by Norbert Elias( Book )

88 editions published between 1937 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains an account of German social development, focusing on the 20th century and showing that the rise of the Nazi regime grew out of Germany's past. Germany's unification took place through a series of wars, during which large sections of the middle classes abandoned humanistic values and adopted militaristic and authoritarian values. In pt. 4 (p. 299-402), "The Breakdown of Civilization, " Elias states that the extermination of the Jews is an example of the vulnerability of civilization and the dangers of growth processes, in which decay can predominate. Although every war is a regression to barbarism, the Holocaust was the deepest regression; even the minimum rules of civilized conduct were not observed. People in Germany and elsewhere thought that the Nazis, living in a "civilized" society, would not act as brutally as they talked; they could not believe that the Nazis would actually act in accordance with their barbaric ideology
Studien über die Deutschen : Machtkämpfe und Habitusentwicklung im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert by Norbert Elias( Book )

54 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historisch-sociologische studies door de vooraanstaande socioloog (1897-1990)
Mozart : portrait of a genius by Norbert Elias( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 656 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 civilizing process by Norbert Elias( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The civilizing process : sociogenetic and psychogenetic investigations by Norbert Elias( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 503 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"
Über den Prozess der Zivilisation. Soziogenetische und psychogenetische Untersuchungen by Norbert Elias( Book )

85 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 473 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 )

28 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in German and French and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific establishments and hierarchies by Norbert ELIAS( Book )

18 editions published in 1982 in English and Italian and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years sociologists of sciences have become more interested in scien­ tific elites, in the way they direct and control the development of sciences and, beyond that, in which the organization of research facilities and resources generally affects research strategies and goals. In this volume we focus on scientific establishments and hierarchies as a means of bringing aspects of these concerns together in their historical and comparative contexts. These terms draw attention to the fact that much scientific work has been pursued within a highly specific organizational setting, that of universities and aca­ demic research institutes. The effects of this organizational setting as well as its power relations, and its resources in relation to governmental and other non-scientific establishments in society at large, deserve closer attention. One significant aspect of scientific establishments and hierarchies and of the power relations impinging upon scientific research, is the fact that the bulk of leading scientists have the professional career, qualifications and status of a professor. As heads or senior members of departments, institutes and laboratories, professors form the ruling groups of scientific work. They are the main defenders of scientific - or departmental - autonomy, accept or resist innovations in their field, play a leading part in fighting scientific controversies or establishing consensus. Even where research units are not directly controlled by professors, authority structures usually remain strongly hierarchical. These hierarchies too deserve attention in any explora­ tion of the social characteristics of scientific knowledge and its production
Mozart, sociologie d'un génie by Norbert Elias( Book )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociaalpsychologische studie over de Oostenrijkse componist (1756-1791), met name over de overgang van kunstenaar-in-dienstverband naar vrij kunstenaar
Power & civility by Norbert Elias( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The established and the outsiders; a sociological enquiry into community problems
The loneliness of the dyingWhat is sociology?The established and the outsiders; a sociological enquiry into community problemsQuest for excitement : sport and leisure in the civilizing processThe symbol theoryTime : an essayThe court societyInvolvement and detachment
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

Eliasas Norbertas

Elijas, Norbert.

Elijas, Norbert 1897-1990

Elliasŭ, Norŭberŭt'ŭ 1897-1990

Eriasu, Noruberuto.

Eriasu, Noruberuto 1897-1990

Norbert Elias Brits schrijver

Norbert Elias deutsch-britischer Soziologe, Philosoph und Sozialhistoriker

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Norberts Eliass

Норберт Елиас германо-британски социолог

Норберт Елијас

Норберт Еліас

Элиас Норберт

Элиас, Норберт 1897-1990

אליאס, נורברט 1897-1990

נורברט אליאס

נורברט אליאס סופר בריטי

نوربرت الیاس

نوربير إلياس

نوربيرت إلياس عالم اجتماع ألماني

நார்பெர்ட் எலியாஸ்

노르베르트 엘리아스

엘리아스, 노르베르트 1897-1990

엘리아스, 노버어트 1897-1990

엘리아스, 노버트 1897-1990

엘리아스, 노베르트 1897-1990

エリアス, N

エリアス, ノルベルト

エリアス, ノルベルト‏ 1897-1990


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