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The Germans
     

The Germans

by Norbert Elias, Michael Schroter, Eric Dunning, Stephen Mennell
 

ISBN-10: 0231105630

ISBN-13: 9780231105637

Pub. Date: 05/02/1996

Publisher: Columbia University


This study is particularly brilliant, even for the great Elias. In it he returns to the shame analysis that he began in The Civilizing Process, clarifying great swaths of German and European cultural history. A must for your reading list. (Thomas J. Scheff, University of California, Santa Barbara)

Elias's magnum opus . . . Having read it,

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This study is particularly brilliant, even for the great Elias. In it he returns to the shame analysis that he began in The Civilizing Process, clarifying great swaths of German and European cultural history. A must for your reading list. (Thomas J. Scheff, University of California, Santa Barbara)

Elias's magnum opus . . . Having read it, no one will say again that the awkward gap between the 'bird's eye view' and the insider's experience of society cannot be bridged, that the tortured ways of history cannot be both explained and understood. (Zygmunt Bauman, author of Modernity and the Holocaust)

This insightful work . . . has much to say about Germany. But it also has much to point out about other nations, especially the emerging democracies of central and eastern Europe, which have a lot to learn about nation-building. (Christian Science Monitor)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231105637
Publisher:
Columbia University
Publication date:
05/02/1996
Series:
European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
516
Product dimensions:
1.04(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface by Eric Dunning and Stephen Mennell.

Introduction.

1. Civilization and Informalization.

2. A Digression on Nationalism.

3. Civilization and Violence: On the State Monopoly of Physical Violence and its Transgression.

4. The Breakdown of Civilization.

5. Thoughts on the Federal Republic.

Editorial Postscript by Michael Schröter.

Notes.

Index.

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