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Change of email address, Norbert Elias Foundation

Please note that, after two rounds of corporate takeovers, the email address of the Norbert Elias Stichting’s office in Amsterdam is now: As most subscribers will know, Marianne Bernard took over from Saskia Visser as Secretary to the Foundation … Continue reading

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Death of Charles Tilly

Sad news just received via the Theory Section of the ASA: Many of you have heard the sad news already, but for those who haven’t, Charles Tilly passed away on Tuesday after a long battle with lymphoma. He was a … Continue reading

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One Planet Institute

I am flying a kite for a new project – a residential institute running a suite of Environment-related Masters programmes. The idea is in time for this to provide the foundation for a wide-ranging research programme on human ecology from … Continue reading

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Death of Stanislav Andreski (1919-2007)

The death has been announced of the great Polish-British sociologist Stanislav Andreski, Professor Emeritus at the University of Reading. His books included Military Organization and Society (1954, rev. edn 1968, which first advanced the key concept of military participation ratio), … Continue reading

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Can anyone give me a reference to a little poem elias wrote that essentially says, we must fight evil, but at the same time be aware our opponents are also caught in a figuration?

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Elias-I is multilingual!

The Elias-I blog can now be translated into a number of languages other than English, just go down to the bottom of the right-hand side-bar, and choose your language.

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Figurational Sociology group in the ISA

Stephen Mennell and I would like to ensure that there’s a good set of Figurational Sociology sessions at the next ISA World Congress in 2010, and it would be useful to know who’s a member of the ISA. If you … Continue reading

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Website for homicide research

Dear list members, Anyone interested in (the history of) homicide may want to add this website to his bookmarks. Pieter Spierenburg

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