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Reconstructing Elias’s Work on Leisure, Sports and the Body

  • Dieter ReicherEmail author
  • Jan Haut
  • Raúl Sánchez García
  • Paddy Dolan
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Abstract

This volume presents hitherto unpublished manuscripts by Norbert Elias (1897–1990). In the introduction the editors explain how and why these texts are made accessible now in a new volume. They describe how the material fits into the broader context of Elias's life and work, and point to the relevance of these new perspectives for discussions in sociological and historical research.

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Acknowledgements

Apart from the esteemed colleagues who have authored a chapter, the editors would like to thank all others who have contributed to this book in one way or another: Stephen Mennell and Barbara Mennell for their invaluable help concerning formatting, linguistic problems and deciphering Elias’s handwriting; the Norbert Elias Foundation for material and ideal support, the latter particularly given by Hermann Korte; furthermore Adrian Jitschin, both in his function as critical colleague and host of our conference in the Regionalzentrum Frankfurt of the Fernuniversität Hagen; the Deutsches Literaturarchiv/Marbach, more precisely its friendly and helpful staff; Cori Antonia Mackrodt from Springer Publishers; and last but not least all the colleagues—Miklos Hadas shall be named exemplary—who have helped (deliberately or not) to develop this book by discussing with us.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter Reicher
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jan Haut
    • 2
  • Raúl Sánchez García
    • 3
  • Paddy Dolan
    • 4
  1. 1.Karl-Franzens-Universität GrazGrazAustria
  2. 2.Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt am MainGermany
  3. 3.Universidad Europea MadridMadridSpain
  4. 4.Dublin Institute of TechnologyDublinIreland

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