Norbert Elias and Figurational Research: Processual Thinking in Sociology

The Sociological Review


A study of Norbert Elias who has been increasingly recognised as one of the most important sociologists of the twentieth century.
  • Explores how Elias' writings retain their significance and relevance in the twenty-first century
  • Explains how some areas are still not aware of this sociologist, however there are now energetic research networks using his ideas in every continent
  • An exploration of the international dimensions and multi-disciplinary aspects of his work
  • Includes a selection of some of the most exciting empirical research that is presently being conducted using what has become known as 'figurational sociology'

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