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Essays II: On Civilising Processes, State Formation and National Identity

Eleven of the 18 essays by Norbert Elias collected in this volume have not been published previously in English, and several of the remainder were not easily obtained. The themes of this volume represent major extensions of and reflections upon the ideas first advanced in "The Civilizing Process". The topics include violence and civilisation; the civilising of parents; privacy; conflict and change within communities; public opinion and national character in Britain; the charismatic leadership of Adolf Hitler; and the fear of death.

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Table of Contents

Norbert Elias, 1897-1990 Note on the text Civilisation What I mean by civilisation - reply to Hans-Peter Duerr The civilising of parents L’espace prive - ’private space’ or ’private room’? Foreword to Horst-Volker Krumrey, Entwicklungsstrukturen von Verhaltensstandarden Technisation and civilisation Power and civilisation Processes of state formation and nation building Towards a theory of communities Afterword to Meike Behrmann and Carmine Abate, Die Germanesi Inquest on German Jewry The charismatic leader Gentlemen and tarpaulins Drake and Doughty - a paradigmatic case study Public opinion in Britain National peculiarities of British public opinion Fear of death Has hope a future? Textual variants Bibliography Index.

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