The Established and the Outsiders

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The book examines the mechanisms of stigmatisation, taboo and gossip, monopolisation of power, collective fantasy and "we" and "they" images which support and reinforce divisions in society. Developing aspects of Norbert Elias's thinking that relate his work to current sociological concerns, it presents the fullest elaboration of his concepts of mutual identification and functional democratisation.
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Overview

The book examines the mechanisms of stigmatisation, taboo and gossip, monopolisation of power, collective fantasy and "we" and "they" images which support and reinforce divisions in society. Developing aspects of Norbert Elias's thinking that relate his work to current sociological concerns, it presents the fullest elaboration of his concepts of mutual identification and functional democratisation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904558927
  • Publisher: University College Dublin
  • Publication date: 6/2/2009
  • Series: The Collected Works of Norbert
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: A Theoretical Essay on Established and Outsider Relations
1 Considerations of Procedure 1
2 Neighbourhood Relations in the Making 13
3 Overall Picture of Zone 1 and Zone 2 24
4 The Mother-Centered Families of Zone 2 43
5 Local Associations and the "Old Families' Network" 51
6 Overall Picture of Zone 3 71
7 Observations on Gossip 89
8 Young People in Winston Parva 106
9 Conclusion 146
Appendix 1: Sociological Aspects of Identification 174
Appendix 2: A Note of the Concepts "Social Structure" and "Anomie" 177
Appendix 3: On the Relationship of "Family" and "Community" 182
Selected Bibliography 187
Index 193
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