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Norbert Elias and Modern Social Theory : Theory, Culture & Society - Dennis Smith

Norbert Elias and Modern Social Theory

Theory, Culture & Society

Paperback Published: 1st November 2000
ISBN: 9780761961086
Number Of Pages: 208

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Offering a fascinating survey of Elias's life and writings, Dennis Smith traces the growth of his reputation. He is the first author to confront Elias's work with the contrasting theories of Talcott Parsons, Hannah Arendt, Michel Foucault and Zygmunt Bauman. He also illustrates how Elias's insights can be applied to understand Western modernity and social and political change. Smith shows why Elias is important for sociology, but he is also clear sighted about the limitations of Elias's approach.

Modernity and Elias
The Sound of Canon-Fire
Culture and Civilization
The Wider Debate
Arendt and Elias
Parsons and Elias
Foucault and Elias
Bauman and Elias
Towards Global Modernity
Europe
Shame
A Civilized Debate
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ISBN: 9780761961086
ISBN-10: 0761961089
Series: Theory, Culture & Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st November 2000
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32

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