Norbert Elias and Figurational Sociology: Interview with Stephen Mennell

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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 EliasFigurational sociologyProcessual 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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