norbert elias - Daniel J. Kent Social Theory May 5, 2008...

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Daniel J. Kent Social Theory May 5, 2008 Norbert Elias by Rob Krieken As we have learned from this semester cumulatively about many sociologists one has redesigned society’s perspective on things. Norbert Elias is one of the most influential sociologists in the 1900’s. His work is still widely debated but holds real power with his wide selection of sociological perspectives. One issue he focused on was the dichotomy of individuals and society in social thought. His key focus was on civilization process which leads to the sociology of knowledge. Norbert Elias was born June 22, 1897 in Breslau. In 1915 he enlisted in the German army and fought in World War One. Soon after his time in the army he began studying in Heidelberg. His Jewish background would be his biggest problem when the holocaust happened. His mother was sent to Auschwitz, and his father died. Later in life he returned to London found no work then went to Leicester University where he began his leadership position. While at the University it grows significantly in size but still he is
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2008 for the course SOC 290 taught by Professor Singleton during the Spring '08 term at Bridgewater State University.

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