Society of Individuals

Society of Individuals

by Norbert Elias


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Originally published in 1991 and now reissued by Continuum International, this book consists of three sections. The first, written in 1939, was either left out of Elias's most famous book, The Civilizing Process, or was written along with it. Part 2 was written between 1940 and 1960. Part 3 is from 1987. The entire book is a study of the unique relationship between the individual and society—Elias's best-known theme and the basis for the discipline of sociology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826413727
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 10/15/2001
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Norbert Elias, 1897-1990, was a member of the Frankfurt School of social philosophers. Continuum International is well known as the publisher of other social thinkers associated with the Frankfurt School: Theodor W. Adorno, Erich Fromm, Juergen Habermas, and Max Horkheimer, in addition to collections The Essential Frankfurt School Reader and German 20th Century Philosophy: The Frankfurt School.

Table of Contents

Norbert Elias (1897-1990) Note on the text Preface Part I - The Society of Individuals (1939) Part II - Problems of self-consciousness and the image of man (1940s-1950s) - Wishful and fearful self-images of humans as individuals and of society The thinking statues individualisation in the social process Part III - Changes in the we-I balance (1987) Appendix I - Rainer Maria Rilke, 'The Book of Pilgrimage' Appendix II - Two poems by Goethe Appendix III - Power struggles and the concepts of 'state' and 'society' Appendix IV - Migration and the conflict of generations Bibliography Index.

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