Elias - Lecture - Course Title: Instructor: Semester: MGT...

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Lecture on: Norbert Elias’ case study “The Established and the Outsiders” - German sociologist of Jewish descent, who survived Nazi regime - Lived from 1897 - 1990 - Later became a British citizen By whom was Elias influenced?: - During the years he lived in Breslau, that was until 1925, Elias acted as one of the leading intellectuals within the German-Jewish youth movement Blau-Weiss (Blue-White) - He was what we would call a “zionist” (zionism = Jewish political movement that has lead to a sovereign Jewish national homeland - Israel) - During Elias’ Breslau years he got acquainted with other young zionists like Leo Strauss, Leo Löwenthal and Gershom Scholem, and the psychoanalyst Erich Fromm: - Die Kunst des Liebens - The Art of Loving: love is an attitude that can’t be reduced to just on object; instead love has to be extended to the entire world; Course Title: MGT 355 - The Diversified Workforce (3 credit hours) Instructor: Susann Rasch, PhD Semester: Winter 2011 (Jan 10 - Apr 29, 2011)
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however, Fromm differenciates between different types of love; this distinction is based on the objects of love, which are charity ( Nächstenliebe ), motherly love ( Mutterliebe ), erotic love ( erotische Liebe ), narcissism ( Selbstliebe ) and our love to god - Vom Haben zum Sein - To have or to be?: - Fromm draws the distinction ‘to have’ vs. ‘to be’ in the title; that’s why ‘to have’ can’t mean ‘to be’ - Fromm says “to be” is the way to live life - In ‘To have or to be’ he responded to the materialism of the 20th century and our pursuit of accumulating things; Fromm proposes an alternate mode of living that he argues is a way out of this life style - Elias was also influenced by Max Weber - Die Protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus - ‘The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism’: - Capitalism is more likely to develop in protestant countries Why: - Catholics’ belief system: since member of the ‘true church’
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