• Corpus ID: 29537731

Elias, Norbert, and Dunning, Eric. Quest for Excitement

  title={Elias, Norbert, and Dunning, Eric. Quest for Excitement},
  • Published 1986
Among the major contemporary sociologists, Norbert Elias is unusual. He believes in the importance of historical perspective, shuns quantitative analysis, and has written extensively on sports. His magnum opus, Ueber den Prozess der Zivilisation, was originally published in 1939, generally ignored, republished in 1969, and translated into English in 1978 as The Civilizing Process. There are few references to sports in this two-volume work, but Elias has written a number of essays, some of them…