People

On this page, we try to list as many as possible of the people around the world who are pursuing the figurational approach in their research, publications or teaching. We hope it will be useful in facilitating collaboration, including in the pursuit of research funding.

The list below of scholars who have actively used the work of Norbert Elias in their publications includes not just sociologists but political scientists, historians, criminologists, and anthropologists among others.

If you would like to be listed below, please email the Foundation with the following information:

  • Name, Institution and Department (if relevant)
  • A hyperlink to your profile on a university webpage, Facebook, Academia or other website. If that is not possible, please send the following information:
  • An image of yourself
  • Brief description of your academic career and interests
  • List of principal publications
  • Contact details: email (essential), website, work postal address and mobile (if desired)

Or you may just wish to link your University profile page to your name below. If so, please email this link to us.

 

 
Australia
  
Andrew Stebbins
 
 
 
Austria
      
 
 
Belgium
  
 
 
Brazil
  
Beatriz Rocha Ferreira
         
 
 
Burkina Faso
  
 
 
Canada
   
Aurélie Lacassagne
 
Rob Lake
   
Bill Upper
 
 
 
Czech Republic
  
 
 
Colombia
 
Diego Barragan
  
 
 
Denmark  
   
 
 
France
 
Yves Bonny
           
 
 
Germany
  
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
Iran
  
 
 
Ireland
   
Marjorie Fitzpatrick
      
 
 
Israel
  
 
 
Italy
      
 
 
Japan
 
Akira Ohira
 
 
 
Mexico
 
Horacio Gonzales
 
Gina Zabludovsky
 
 
 
Netherlands
        
Paul Kapteyn
          
Ton Zwaan
 
 
 
New Zealand
  
 
 
Poland
  
 
Borys Cymbrowski
 
Agata Dembek
 
Łukasz Dominiak
 
Barbara Jabłońska
 
Radosław Kossakowski
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dominika Michalak
 
Arkadiusz Peisert
 
Katarzyna Suwada
 
Joanna Zalewska
 
 
 
 
 
Portugal
  
Rafael Marques
  
 
 
Russia
  
 
 
Spain
  
Sofia Gaspar
 
Pablo Jaurégui
 
 
 
 
Sweden
  
 
 
Switzerland
Erik Jentges
  
 
 
Taiwan
 
Yi-Tung Chang
 
 
 
Turkey
  
 
 
United Kingdom
                             
Andre Saramago
  
Ken Sheard
      
 
   
 
 
United States
           
 

Members of the network are linked through the Figurations newsletter, the blog on this website, and through meeting each other at conferences. The 'Figurational Sociology Working Group', which has met at World Congresses of Sociology since 1994, is currently affiliated to Research Committee 20, Comparative Sociology and Working Group 02, Historical and Comparative Sociology of the International Sociological Association.

In addition, the new journal, Human Figurations, published its first issue in January 2012 and can be viewed online. The unifying theme of Human Figurations is a broad concern with long-term processes of the development of human society and the human condition. Our general mission is to foster research and publication in the general spirit of Norbert Elias who wrote on an astonishing range of topics: among them, violence, war, sport, ageing and dying, time, work, art, music, poetry, utopias and the relations between the sexes. In consequence, we invite researchers from many disciplines and the full spectrum of theoretical perspectives on the human condition, especially people working in the interstices between conventional disciplines: history (especially world historians and social historians), criminology, international relations, anthropology, psychology and political science. 

Human Figurations is published bi-annually (January and July) by the Scholarly Publishing Office and the University of Michigan. Submissions are welcome.



Last changed 20. 10. 2016 |

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