Norbert Elias and Figurational Sociology: Interview with Stephen Mennell
|Title:||Norbert Elias and Figurational Sociology: Interview with Stephen Mennell||Authors:||Landini, Tatiana Savoia||Other Contributors:||Mennell, Stephen||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/12930||Date:||1-Apr-2022||Online since:||2022-06-28T09:15:55Z||Abstract:||This is an interview with Stephen Mennell and a set of texts related to Norbert Elias’s figurational sociology that make up the current volume of Sociologia & Antropologia. Mennell provides readers with a review of figurational sociology, as well as its reception and diffusion. More specifically, he reflects upon Elias’s legacies for sociology and his movement away from philosophy; the publication of the collected works of Norbert Elias; authors who influenced Elias; the importance of the sociology of knowledge and the sciences in the body of Elias’s work; the understanding of the concepts of civilising and decivilising processes, and functional democratisation and de-democratisation; resemblances and differentiations between Elias and Bourdieu; concluding with some reflections on the book The American Civilizing Process, published by Mennell in 2007, and on the use of figurational sociology for the study of current political issues.||Item notes:||The text states that Stephen Mennell taught at Harvard, but at the time Prof Mennell was only a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow there – in effect just a graduate student – 1966–67 (S.M. 2022)||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||FapUNIFESP (SciELO)||Journal:||Sociologia & Antropologia||Volume:||12||Issue:||1||Start page:||13||End page:||50||Keywords:||Norbert Elias; Figurational sociology; Processual sociology theory of civilizing processes||DOI:||10.1590/2238-38752022v1211||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||ISSN:||2236-7527||This item is made available under a Creative Commons License:||https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ie/|
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