Norbert Elias in Troubled Times

Figurational Approaches to the Problems of the Twenty-First Century
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This edited collection brings together texts that discuss current major issues in our troubled times through the lens of Norbert Elias’s sociology. It sheds light on both the contemporary world and some of Elias’s most controversial concepts. Through examination of the ‘current affairs’, political and social contemporary changes, the authors in this collection present new and challenging ways of understanding these social processes and figurations. Ultimately, the objective of the book is to embrace and utilise some of the more polemical aspects of Elias’s legacy, such as the exploration of decivilizing processes, decivilizing spurts, and dys-civilization. It investigates to what extent Elias’s sociological analyses are still applicable in our studies of the developments that mark our troubled times. It does so through both global and local lenses, theoretically and empirically, and above all, by connecting past, present, and possible futures of all human societies.

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ReihePalgrave Studies on Norbert Elias
ISBN 9783030749958
Sprache Englisch
Ausgabe 1st ed. 2021
Erscheinungsdatum 04.08.2022
Umfang 357 Seiten
Genre Soziologie/Soziologische Theorien
Format Taschenbuch
Verlag Springer International Publishing
Herausgegeben von Florence Delmotte, Barbara Górnicka
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