Norbert Elias and Modern Social Theory

1st Edition

Dennis Smith
eISBN-13: 9781849208222

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Offering a fascinating survey of Norbert 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.

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ISBNs 9780761961086, 9780761961086, 9781849208222, 1849208220
Language English
Number of Pages 209
Edition 1st