Norbert Elias in Troubled Times Figurational Approaches to the Problems of the Twenty-First Century

It investigates to what extent Elias’s sociological analyses are still applicable in our studiesof 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 hu...

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Other Authors: Delmotte, Florence (Editor), Górnicka, Barbara (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Palgrave Macmillan 2021, 2021
Edition:1st ed. 2021
Series:Palgrave Studies on Norbert Elias
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Troubled Times: Editors’ Introduction
  • Part I: Renewing Classical Themes
  • 2. The Question of Inequality: Trends of Functional Democratisation and De-democratisation
  • 3. Vox Populi Then and Now
  • 4. Figurational Sociology of the Rule of Law: A Case of Central and Eastern Europe
  • 5. Transformations of Human Rights within Ruptures and Continuity: A Historico-Sociological Approach
  • 6. Civilising Digitalisation: In Search of a New balance with Today’s Technological Innovations
  • 7. Confronting Uncertainties: Process Sociology Converges with the Ecological Risk Society of the Becks
  • Part II: Violence and Faces of the War
  • 8. The Civilising Process, Decline of Homicide and Mass Murder Societies: Norbert Elias and the History of Violence
  • 9. A Throwback to Violence? Outline for a Process-Sociological Approach to ‘Terror’ and ‘Terrorism’
  • 10. Violence and Power: The Kaiowá and Guarani Indigenous Peoples
  • 11. Analysing European Defence with Elias’s Historical Sociology (1990–2020)
  • Part III: Established–Outsiders Relations and Habitus Issues
  • 12. Weaving Elias’s Thought with Indigenous Perspectives and Lives: Proposal for a Research Agenda
  • 13. A Question of Function: Unequal Power Ratios and Asylum Seekers in Ireland
  • 14. Thoughts on Describing Established and Outsider Figurations in Inner Mongolia- 15. Generational Figuration and We-Group Formation in the Palestinian West Bank since the 1970s
  • 16. The Israeli National Habitus and Historiography: The Importance of Generations and State Building
  • 17. The Established and The Outsiders: An Incomplete Study?
  • Part IV: Conclusive Reflections
  • 18. Some Political Implications of Sociology from an Eliasian Point of View