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Author Dunning, Eric.

Title Norbert Elias and modern sociology : knowledge, interdependence, power, process / by Eric Dunning, Jason Hughes
Published London : Bloomsbury Academic
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Contents Sociology and its discontents -- Working with Elias -- Some Basic Concepts of Figurational Sociology -- Elias's 'Central Theory' -- The Development of Knowledge and the Sciences as Social Processes -- Problems of Method and Values in the Development of Sociological Knowledge -- Elias and 'The Habits of Good Sociology' -- A relational 'turn'? The future prospects of figurational sociology
Summary This book explores the interplay between the making of Elias as a sociologist and the development of his core ideas relating to figurations, interdependence, and civilising processes. Focusing on the relevance of Elias's work for current debates within sociology, the authors centrally consider his contributions to the sociology of knowledge and methodology. Dunning and Hughes locate the work of Elias within a discussion of the crisis of sociology as a subject, and compare his figurational approach with the approaches of three major figures in modern sociology: Anthony Giddens, Michel Foucault
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-230) and index
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Subject Elias, Norbert, 1897-1990 -- Influence.
Sociologists -- Germany.
Form Electronic book
Author Hughes, Jason.
ISBN 1283853566 (MyiLibrary)
178093338X (electronic bk.)
9781283853569 (MyiLibrary)
9781780933382 (electronic bk.)