On Norbert Elias - Becoming a Human Scientist

Edited by Stefanie Ernst

  • Hermann Korte

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Hermann Korte
    Pages 43-66
  3. Hermann Korte
    Pages 67-103
  4. Hermann Korte
    Pages 105-115
  5. Hermann Korte
    Pages 133-151
  6. Hermann Korte
    Pages 153-200
  7. Hermann Korte
    Pages 201-221
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 223-237

About this book


The book focuses on the history of Elias' most famous and important work "Process of Civilization" in close relation to the historical and biographical context. It starts with Elias' childhood and intellectual background and paints a detailed picture of the development of German sociology in early 20th century up to the World War 2.

On Norbert Elias: Becoming a Human Scientist – Prologue • A long Life Has its Advantages – or: The Late Career of a Book • On the Plan of this Academic Work • In Front of the Mirror • Childhood, Youth, Maturation • Old Heidelberg, You Delicate • The First Appearance at the Zurich ‘Soziologentag’ • The End in Frankfurt • The Great Book • Hoping and Waiting 

Target Groups
Students and researchers of sociology as well as social and cultural sciences.

The author
Hermann Korte was a Professor of Sociology at the universities Bochum and Hamburg. From 1974 to 2016 he was trustee of the Norbert Elias-Foundation in Amsterdam. He is a member of the P.E.N. Center in Germany.

The editor
Stefanie Ernst is Professor of Sociology at the University of Münster.


History of Sociology Norbert Elias Biography Process of Civilization Sociology of Culture

Authors and affiliations

  • Hermann Korte
    • 1
  1. 1.MünsterGermany

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