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1. Concept and importance

Human socialization relates to purposes and functions: the satisfaction of needs, reproduction, specialization in labor, religion, and authority are all instruments that give rise to specific social forms. Sociability arises where these purposes and functions retreat to the background by becoming means to a socialization that is an en…

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Albrecht, Clemens, “Sociability”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020086>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208

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