Norbert Elias and Social Theory

  • François Dépelteau
  • Tatiana Savoia Landini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Tatiana Savoia Landini, François Dépelteau
      Pages 1-9
  3. Understanding Elias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Tatiana Savoia Landini
      Pages 13-30
    3. Nathalie Heinich
      Pages 31-39
    4. François Dépelteau, Enio Passiani, Ricardo Mariano
      Pages 41-59
  4. Elias and Classical Social Theory

  5. Elias and Contemporary Social Theory

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 315-319

About this book


This book will compare the approach and works of Norbert Elias, well known for his analysis of the civilizing process, his work on sport and violence and, more largely, his figurational approach, with other important social theories both classical and contemporary.


contemporary social theory Figuration Integration interdependence Karl Marx Marx Max Weber Nation philosophy Pierre Bourdieu social theory sociological theory sociology Sport violence

Editors and affiliations

  • François Dépelteau
    • 1
  • Tatiana Savoia Landini
    • 2
  1. 1.Laurentian UniversityCanada
  2. 2.department of social sciencesUniversidade Federal de São PauloBrazil

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