Early Writings

Norbert Elias

Early Writings

Norbert Elias

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Cloth $45.00 ISBN: 9781904558392 Published November 2005 For sale in North America only
The writings in this volume previously unpublished in English include the essay ’On Seeing in Nature’, his doctoral dissertation ’Idea and Individual’, a response to Karl Mannheim’s famous paper on cultural competition, and a number of short stories contributed to a newspaper. Other essays collected together here concern primitive art, the sociology of German anti-Semitism, kitsch style and the age of kitsch, and the expulsion of the Huguenots from France. This edition includes as an appendix a draft outline of Elias’ Habilitation thesis begun under Alfred Weber. "Early Writings" have been translated from the German edition, Fruschriften, published by Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt/Main as volume 1 of the Norbert Elias Gesammelte Schriften, 2002.
Contents
Norbert Elias - biographical note Note on the text Three-day excursion to the Riesengebirge (1914) On seeing in nature (1921) Idea and individual - A critical investigation of the concept of history (1924) Idea and individual - A contribution to the philosophy of history (1924) Anecdotes (1924) Contribution to the debate on Karl Mannheim - The importance of competition in the intellectual field (1929) On primitive art (1929) The sociology of German anti-Semitism (1929) The kitsch style and the age of kitsch (1935). The expulsion of the Huguenots from France (1935) Appendix - The emergence of the modern natural sciences (c. 1925-6) Bibliography Index.
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