Ulster University Logo

Elias 25 Years On

Liston, Katie/K (2015) Elias 25 Years On. Human Figurations: Longterm perspectives on the human condition, 4 (3). pp. 1-40. [Journal article]

[img] PDF

URL: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/h/humfig?page=home


This paper is essentially a study in the sociology of science. In the natural sciences certainly, but also in the social sciences, the work of even very prominent researchers is often forgotten after their death. This has not happened in the case of Norbert Elias, whose influence has tended rather to increase since his death in 1990. For a school of thought to survive, it has often been noted, it is essential that it has a nucleus of advocates, and also an organisational framework. This essay traces in particular the work of the Norbert Elias Foundation, based in Amsterdam, as Elias’s executors, in promoting Elias’s ideas, and the impact of those ideas on the work of scholars in many parts of the world.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Norbert Elias, figurational sociology
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Sport
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Sport in Society
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute
ID Code:32155
Deposited By: Dr Katie Liston
Deposited On:11 Aug 2015 08:07
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:19

Repository Staff Only: item control page