The Civilizing Process: Sociogenetic and Psychogenetic Investigations
The Civilizing Process stands out as Norbert Elias' greatest work, tracing the "civilizing" of manners and personality in Western Europe since the late Middle Ages by demonstrating how the formation of states and the monopolization of power within them changed Western society forever.
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Review: The Civilizing ProcessUser Review - Matt - Goodreads
Simply spectacular. Must read. I don't even know where to begin besides saying "yes" to this one. Read full review
Review: The Civilizing ProcessUser Review - Fred R - Goodreads
I read this book as filling in the gaps between Bourdieu and Gregory Clark. That is, fleshing out the connection between class-stratified aesthetics and macro-social secular shifts in behavior ... Read full review