Norbert Elias and the Sociology of Education

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This is the first book to apply the sociology of Norbert Elias to the field of sociology of education, offering fruitful lines of research developed from the application of Elias's theoretical framework. Beginning by introducing Elias' theory to those who are unfamiliar with it, Lybeck goes on to explore ways his work can be applied to areas of education research including widening participation, education and the state and the development of knowledge. Topics discussed in detail include: the relationship between social control and self control; the difference between involvement and detachment in research; and the concept of game-models to explain unintended consequences in education policy. Lybeck also situates Elias's thought alongside other key thinkers including Bourdieu, Foucault and Dewey, whose theories have been widely applied in education research. Including case studies and a list of key Eliasian terms, this is the first book to open up Elias' work to researchers and students in education
Original languageEnglish
Place of Publication[S.l.]
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN (Print)9781350041189, 1350041181
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2019


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