The aim of the conference is to raise the question, if and if so, to what extent the relationships to oneself (its regulation and governance) and towards the other in (post)modern societies are being transformed. The perspectives of Norbert Elias’s figurational sociology as well as that of Michel Foucault’s post-structural theory seem to be especially promising, being the first to analyze consistently and convincingly the nature of the individual by examining its long term historical processes of transformation. Both have different visions but similar concerns, dealing with structures of control that exist within society and the personality.
Please submit your proposals before 31 January 2008. Call for Papers