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Advancement and Social Theory SO3523 Norbert Elias 1897-1990

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 Elias' Biography: Jewish white collar class foundation – recruited amid WWI Heidelberg 1925-29: Key community for European human science at the time. Elias worked in an informal limit under Mannheim. Frankfurt 1930-33: Worked as Mannheim's Assistant

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 Paris 1933-34: Worked offering wooden toys London 1935-53: Wrote The Civilizing Process Vols. 1 & 2 – Death of Elias' folks and sister in Nazi Germany. Leicester 1954 - 62 Lectureship Ghana 1962 – 75 Professorship 1975 – 90 Amsterdam & Bielfield

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 The Influence of Freud '… most likely Freud's thoughts impacted my reasoning than those pf any hypothetical humanist' 'Development & It's Discontents'

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 1) Opposition between human "nature" and social necessities. 2) Psychic life changes generally. In western culture this is portrayed by expanding limitation after some time. Adolescence socialization repeats this procedure in "decreased" shape. 3) Human yearning to satisfy its most grounded wishes prompts to the grasping of religion, myths and philosophies

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 Other Key Influences: Horkheimer: sociology ought to be interdisciplinary - social orders are 'mentally co-decided'. SI (Mead, Cooley, Blumer and so on.): Social life as a procedure . MacIver: Social life must be seen "hereditarily" by examining its recorded improvement rather then just its present state. Huizinga: Work on the medieval times and its kin intensely affected Elias' key deals with 'Human progress'.

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 Theory Building: Elias gave careful consideration to the work of different sociologists in planning his own thoughts. He trusted that human science required another calculated system that rose above the structure/office issue

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 Individual & Society: A False Opposition? 'Homo Clausus' and Interdependency Social Habitus – identity framed in cooperation with others. (see Bourdieu) Psychogenesis & Sociogenesis Society: Neither only a collectivity of people nor a framework existing past people, yet a 'system of interdependencies shaped by people's (Elias, 1994 [1939]).

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 Elias on Social Order: 'The social existence of individuals in social orders dependably has, even in confusion or degeneration, in the best social issue, an exceptionally specific shape' (Elias, in Sch ä fers (ed), 1986) Emergence: Social connection delivers a request 'sui generis', autonomous of the will of the people who include a specific culture.

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 Key components of Elias' Approach 1) Social life is the unintended result of deliberate human activity and connection. 2) Humans shape reliant figurations connecting the mental to the social. 3) Sociology ought to concentrate on relations. 4) Sociology ought to concentrate on change and improvement as opposed to static structures. 5) Sociology's part is to comprehend the "genuine" world and how it may be enhanced (van Krieken, 1998)

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 Process Sociology : Interaction, Interdependency, power and mastery – key to every human relationship Evolution and Social Process Structure, System and Reification

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 The Civilizing Process Vol. 1: 'The History of Manners' A Historical Account of Western Psychological Development: The Molding of "Intuition"

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 The Medieval World

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 Courtly Manners, Distinction & Social Advantage: 'A man who knows the court is an ace of his signals, of his eyes and of his face; he is significant, impervious; he dissimulates awful workplaces, grins at his adversaries, controls his bothering, masks his interests, gives a false representation of his heart, talks and acts against his sentiments' (La Bruy è re).

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 Emotion & Rationality The favoring of long haul objectives over prompt enthusiastic fulfillment Courtly Rationality (Symbolic) & Bourgeois Rationality (Economic) (see Weber, Bourdieu)

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 Lecture 2 The Civilizing Process Vol 1: Habit & Disgust: External Constraint Becomes Internalized to deliver Automatic Self Restraint Bodily Matters Rationalizing of Interpersonal Violence

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 The Contemporary Court? Business Etiquette & Organizational Cultures Office Politics & Courtly Machinations

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 Civilizing Process Vol 2: State Formation Civilization at the Macro Level

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 The 'Imposing business model Mechanism': Some little reliant social units inside a bigger group, through progressing rivalry, will increase more noteworthy open doors that permit them to kill others on a raising premise.

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 The 'Imperial Mechanism': Central powers who can find themselves between commonly frightful contending interests, where the last can neither coordinate or win out against each other, have a tendency to hold the adjust of force.

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 The Rise of States and The Monopoly of Violence European Nationhood

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 Civilizing Process & State Formation: Economy Extended Markets Division of Labor Monetization

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 Civilizing Process & State Formation: Functional Democratization The Spread of the Franchise

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 Civilization v 'Boorishness': Ethnocentric? The Consciousness Of Western Superiority Colonialism: European Empire to the PNAC (Project for the New American Century)

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 Civilization & De-human advancement? The Mechanization of War 'The Germans' & National Socialism Stanley Milgram 'The Bomb'

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 The '60's Onwards & The Sexual Revolution: Controlled De-control?

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 The Present: 'Late Barbarians'? The Mass Media & 'Decivilization'? The Blurring of the Public & Private Vicarious Experience De-human advancement or 'Mimesis'?

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 Mimesis, De-human progress, Sport & Hooliganism (Dunning et al) Violent Crime

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 Civilized Elites? Worldwide Conflict, Warfare & Terrorism: The War on Terror & 'The Clash of Civilizations' Conflict, International Law & "Enlightened" Codes of Conduct

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Modernity and Social Theory SO3523 A Global Civil Society? (Keane)

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