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by Edmund Jephcott,Norbert Elias

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The civilizing process. Sociogenetic and Psychogenetic Investigations. translated by Edmund Jephcott with some notes and corrections by the author. Volume I: changes in the behaviour of the secular upper classes in the west 1. Part one on the sociogenesis of the concepts of. "Civilization" and "culture. 3. 1 Sociogenesis of the Antithesis between Kultur and Zivilisation.

Norbert Elias (German: ; 22 June 1897 – 1 August 1990) was a German sociologist who later became a British citizen. He is especially famous for his theory of ing processes. Elias was born on 22 June 1897 in Breslau (today: Wrocław) in Prussia's Silesia Province to Hermann and Sophie Gallewski. His father was a businessman in the textile industry

Norbert Elias, Edmund . Jephcott (Translator). This is Volume 1 of Elias's work The Civilizing Process.

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Keywords: Norbert Elias, process sociology, the civilizing process, state-formation, violence, interconnectedness .

Keywords: Norbert Elias, process sociology, the civilizing process, state-formation, violence, interconnectedness, human emotions In the 1980s, Norbert Elias (1897–1990) wrote a largely overlooked paper on the retreat of sociologists into the present. One of its important claims was References to his work in the better-known books on the development of the state that have appeared over the last thirty years are almost entirely absent, even though Über den Prozess der Zivilisation antedated them by several decades and was much broader in scope.

Norbert Elias, Edmund Jephcott. The Civilizing Process" traces the "civilizing" of manners and personality in Western Europe since the late Middle Ages, and shows how this was related to the formation of states and the monopolization of power within them.

23 cm. -. Translation of Über den Prozess der Zivilisation. Includes bibliographical references and index

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Norbert Elias (Author), Edmund Jephcott (Translator). Norbert Elias is also the author of "The Civilizing Process".

Elias perceives the development of western civilization in three historical stages. process of becoming civilized. Elias, 1994) As Norbert Elias speaks about civilization, he considers that the progress in civilization is a temporary concept.

Comments: (7)

Norbert Elias is a hard author to love. He has useful things to say, but has a difficult time
saying them. As a German writing in English, perhaps he is to be excused. I know I could not
write as well in German. Still, he has not been translated well.

Elias has several important points to make: That manners are critical to civilization; that sport is a subject of value
in academic study; and that civilization matters. But he is difficult to read and prolix in his writing style.

If you have the time, he can provide you with food for thought. But it takes time
and effort to read him, and at times you wonder if it is worth it.
Great book. Fundamental to my research on Almodovar’s movies.
This is the book that explains why history happens. It requires a fairly large vocabulary or the occasional dip into a dictionary; Elias uses words well and more precisely than most current usage.
I first ordered this from an independent thru Amazon and got nothing and lies, then reordered thru Amazon and got it immediately, exactly like I always do from Amazon proper.
Sociologists usually tend to write about the nineteenth and twentieth centuries if they touch upon the subject of history at all; Nobert Elias, however, is intrepid in the sense that he plucks enough courage to write about the Medieval and Early Modern Periods of European History in 'the Civilizing Process.' He admittedly did challenge many conceptions that I have had of those two periods; in particular, he demonstrated to me the reality that the Medieval Period had been one fraught with violence and uncertainty. Often, one thinks of a shining knight in armor when ruminating upon Medieval history; however, few tend to think of the period as one which featured a precarious balance between peasants who struggled for survival and murderous knights who competed with each other for scarce resources. After reading this book, I became more sympathetic with the progressive view of history.

There are many other benefits that the book has. Elias successfully demonstrates to the reader the differences that exist between French, English and German societies. During the Early Modern Period, Germany was a decentralized power which featured many states. In a learned manner, he instructs the reader on why this had been so as compared to France. However, Elias' most helpful contribution is his contention that the court system had been a means through which knights and nobles developed a super-ego. As the nobles became less powerful in time, the court system also helped the bourgeoisie become more civilized. In time, Elias argued that all classes (upper, middle and lower) became more civilized as more individuals came into contact with the bourgeoisie after migrating to the towns and cities; this process, however, was, of course, an incredibly slow one.

A slight flaw of this work is that it can be too influenced by Freud; it can also be highly abstract at times. I nevertheless highly recommend this book. It is helpful for scholars from any discipline; despite being written by a sociologist, I would opine that it is helpful for fledgling historians in particular. It is a means through which they can theorize themselves, especially when one takes into consideration the changed nature of the academic discipline of history. However, I would also recommend this work to anyone who wants his conception of the social system to be challenged.
Over the last twenty years I have tried to read this book ( or should I say "books") with little satisfaction. The Civilizing Process is a mis-mash of material. The first half is entitled "The History of Manners" and is of some use, should one want to know how blowing one's nose affected civilization. But the second half of the book is discursive to the extreme. This second section ( volume ?) purports to describe how states were formed and how civilization developed. But if you hoped for an insightful analysis of the formation of nation states or the development of "civilization" you would be disappointed, at least if you are either an historian or a political scientist. Elias, who wrote in German, or perhaps the translator, chooses to cloak his argument in made-up words and curious phrases, which can leave the reader baffled. To quote at random: "The change in drive-control and conduct that we call "civilization" is very closely related to the growing interweaving and interdependence of people." (p.303) "The reproduction of capital is tied to the reproduction of slaves, and thus directly or indirectly to the success of military campaigns, to the output of the slave reservoirs, and is never calculable to the same degree as in a society in which it is not whole people who are bought for their lifetime but particular work services of people who are socially more or less free." (p. 305). With hard work, one can unscramble these thoughts and find some value in them, but it is not easy.

I speak, clearly, as a minority of one. Many people have found Elias to be a liberating mind which frees them from the tyranny of history. I do not. I prefer order and logic to discourse and intuition. I will continue to try to find grains of wheat among this chaff, and maybe I will get lucky. Maybe you will too, if you open this book.
The Civilizing Process: The Development of Manners download epub
Author: Edmund Jephcott,Norbert Elias
ISBN: 0631189300
Category: History
Subcategory: World
Language: English
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers (June 1, 1978)
Pages: 328 pages