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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.