It is my great sadness to inform the readers of this blog that Professor Andy Furlong of the University of Glasgow died aged 60 on Monday 30th January. Andy was a student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Leicester. He was much influenced by the ideas of Elias, and used these throughout his distinguished career, including in the highly influential book he published with Fred Cartmel, Young People and Social Change (1997). In more recent work together with John Goodwin and Henrietta O’Connor, Andy returned again to Elias in the book Young People in the Labour Market: Past, Present and Future (Routledge 2017). A fuller account of his work and impact on the field can be found here: http://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/news/headline_512283_en.html
Andy was well known in figurational circles, particularly by Eliasians connected with the Leicester department. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to his family.