Liz Stanley, Emilia Sereva and Jacques Human are organising a ‘Civilized Evening with Norbert Elias’ at the University of Edinburgh on 20th February from 16.00–18.00. Full details of the event are here.
The provisional programme is as follows:
Elias talking 1: ‘The Task of Sociology’ ‘Wishful Thinking’
Readings: What is Sociology?
Elias talking 2: ‘Hegel, Marx, above all Marx’
Reading: Reflections on a Life
Elias talking 3: ‘Excitement, Boredom, Violence’
Readings: The Civilizing Process, and The Germans
Elias talking 4: ‘The Problem of Time’
Reading: The Loneliness of the Dying
Elias talking 5: ‘How To Become Human’
Readings: Involvement and Detachment
Eliasian Moments: Collegial Discussion & Convivial Talk