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Civilizing Process
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 In his magnum opus Über den Prozeß der Zivilisation. Soziogenetische und psychogenetische Untersuchungen (1939, “The Civilizing Process. Sociogenetic and Psychogenetic Investigations,” 1994), the German-Jewish philosopher and sociologist Norbert Elias (1897-1990) described as a civilizing process the long-term, directed, but unplanned transformations of personality and social structures in Western societies. This two…

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Reinhard Blomert, Berlin, “Civilizing Process”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 22 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_01147>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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