8.5 The Importance of Norbert Elias

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Classical Sociological Theory
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From the lesson
Session 8: Norbert Elias (1897-1990)
Elias is the last of the Classical Sociologists. Elias' theory focusses on long term trends, with his so called process or figurational sociology. He shows us how the civilisation proces can be explained in terms like Self-Constraint and Figurations.

Meet the Instructors

  • Bart van Heerikhuizen
    Bart van Heerikhuizen
    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences