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Mennell, Stephen

Overview
Works: 103 works in 444 publications in 6 languages and 8,147 library holdings
Genres: History  Cookbooks  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: GT2853.G7, 394.120942
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Most widely held works by Stephen Mennell
All manners of food : eating and taste in England and France from the Middle Ages to the present by Stephen Mennell( Book )

56 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eating and taste have always been central to French and English culture and yet the history of food and of our attitudes to it has rarely been afforded any thorough analysis. Stephen Mennell's book addresses food, eating, taste and cooking as crucial and changing signs of our cultural and historical development ... All Manners of Food examines methods of cooking, the history of writing about food and the history of the education of our palates. It reveals the extent to which we are trained to like and to dislike, and shows that foods undergo changes in popularity as dramatic as changes in dress, dynasty or politics."--Jacket
The sociology of food : eating, diet, and culture by Stephen Mennell( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive overview of the sociology of food and eating, demonstrating why the subject has emerged as a significant area of sociological research. Drawing on interdisciplinary sources, the authors explore both the empirical questions raised by the relation of food to inequality, scarcity, and famine, and the broader theoretical issue of food as a cultural symbol and a fundamental item of consumption
Alexis de Tocqueville on democracy, revolution, and society : selected writings by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nineteenth-century French writer examines the development of democratic government in the United States and the state of political and social life
Sociological theory, uses and unities by Stephen Mennell( Book )

29 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norbert Elias : civilization, and the human self-image by Stephen Mennell( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de Duitse socioloog (1897-1990) en diens civilisatietheorie
Norbert Elias on civilization, power, and knowledge : selected writings by Norbert Elias( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nobert Elias (1897-1990) is among the great sociologists of the twentieth century. This volume is a carefully chosen collection of Elias's most important writings and includes many of his most brilliant ideas. The development of Elias's thinking during the course of his long career is traced along with a discussion of how his work relates to other major sociologists and how the various selections are interconnected. The result is a consistent and stimulating look at one of sociology's founding thinkers."--Jacket
The civilizing process : sociogenetic and psychogenetic investigations by Norbert Elias( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 422 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."
The Norbert Elias reader : a biographical selection by Norbert Elias( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The course of human history : economic growth, social process, and civilization by Johan Goudsblom( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norbert Elias : an introduction by Stephen Mennell( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American civilizing process by Stephen Mennell( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 9/11, the American government has presumed to speak and act in the name of "civilization". But isthat how the rest of the world sees it? And if not, why not? Stephen Mennell leads up to such contemporary questions through a careful study of the whole span of American development, from the first settlers to the American Empire. He takes a novel approach, analysing the USA's experience in the light of Norbert Elias's theory of civilizing (and decivilizing) processes. Drawing comparisons between the USA and other countries of the world, the topics discussed include: a- American manners and lifestyles; b- violence in American society; c- the impact of markets on American social character; d- American expansion, from the frontier to empire; e- the curse of the American Dream' and increasing inequality; and f- the religiosity of American life. -- Back cover
Classical readings in culture and civilization( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the growing popularity of cultural studies as a degree discipline, sociologists have, in recent times, looked to the two notions of "culture" and "civilization" as forming the base for any analysis of Western society. This volume collates essays from thinkers the mid-18th to the mid-20th centuries. Figures such as Sigmund Freud, Ìmmanuel Kant and Friedrich Nietzsche are represented, as well as lesser known philosophers such as Alfred Weber and Marcel Mauss. Ìn a survey of cultural and sociological thought, with chapters such as Thomas Jefferson's "Notes on the State of Virginia" (1781) to Nietzsche's "The Genealogy of Morals", the notion of culture as a critique of modernity and the ideas centred around "post-modernity" is analyzed with concepts now broadly in use
Culinary cultures of Europe : identity, diversity and dialogue by Darra Goldstein( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genesis of the naval profession by Norbert Elias( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn largely from unpublished manuscripts, this compilation illustrates Norbert Elias' theory that the emergence of the professional naval officer in Great Britain was related both to the necessities of naval warfare and to the structure of society on land. Specifically, the innovation of the rank of midshipman meant that the British were able to mitigate the impact of social barriers between officers and ratings and gradually merge the two hierarchies
Lettre d'un pâtissier anglois et autres contributions à une polémique gastronomique du XVIIIème siècle( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in French and English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The court society by Norbert Elias( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 119 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
Human history and social process by Johan Goudsblom( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The universities: pressures and prospects by Colin Crouch( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norbert Elias( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a comprehensive survey of Elias's life and work, pinpointing the main fields of research which he and his followers have explored: the civilizing process; state-formation; knowledge, religion and science; informalization; power; established-outsider figurations in fields such as class, gender and race; the sociology of the body; the sociology of the emotions; the sociology of leisure, sport and the arts; the sociology of the professions; medicine and psychoanalysis; crime and punishment; drug use and abuse
Norbert Elias and figurational research : processual thinking in sociology( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Norbert Elias who has been increasingly recognised as one of the most important sociologists of the twentieth century. Explores how Elias' writings retain their significance and relevance in the twenty-first century Explains how some areas are still not aware of this sociologist, however there are now energetic research networks using his ideas in every continent An exploration of the international dimensions and multi-disciplinary aspects of his work Includes a selection of some of the most exciting empirical research that is presently being conducted using what has become known as 'figurational sociology'.--Résumé de l'éditeur
 
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Alexis de Tocqueville on democracy, revolution, and society : selected writings
Alternative Names
Menel, Stiven

Menel, Stiven 1944-

Mennell, S. J.

Mennell, S. J. 1944-

Mennell, S. J. (Stephen J.)

Mennell, S. J. (Stephen J.), 1944-

Mennell, Stephen

Mennell, Stephen John

Mennell, Sthephen

Mennell, Sthephen 1944-

Stephen Mennell britischer Soziologe

Stephen Mennell Brits socioloog

Stephen Mennell Professor Emeritus of Sociology at University College Dublin, born 1944

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Languages
English (235)

French (14)

German (8)

Japanese (2)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Alexis de Tocqueville on democracy, revolution, and society : selected writingsNorbert Elias on civilization, power, and knowledge : selected writingsThe civilizing process : sociogenetic and psychogenetic investigationsThe Norbert Elias reader : a biographical selectionThe course of human history : economic growth, social process, and civilizationNorbert Elias : an introductionThe American civilizing processClassical readings in culture and civilization