Society of Individuals

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Oct 15, 2001 - Philosophy - 247 pages

Originally published in 1991 and now reissued by Continuum International, this book consists of three sections. The first, written in 1939, was either left out of Elias's most famous book, The Civilizing Process, or was written along with it. Part 2 was written between 1940 and 1960. Part 3 is from 1987. The entire book is a study of the unique relationship between the individual and society--Elias's best-known theme and the basis for the discipline of sociology.


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Too much unnecessary post-modernist mumbo-jumbo.

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Problems of Selfconsciousness and the Image of Man 1940s1950s
Changes in the WeI Balance 1987
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Norbert Elias, 1897-1990, was a member of the Frankfurt School of social philosophers. Continuum International is well known as the publisher of other social thinkers associated with the Frankfurt School: Theodor W. Adorno, Erich Fromm, Juergen Habermas, and Max Horkheimer, in addition to collections The Essential Frankfurt School Reader and German 20th Century Philosophy: The Frankfurt School.

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