In 1977 Norbert Elias returned to Frankfurt a/M after 43 years in exile. I was a student then, having just arrived from Denmark to study philosophy and the Frankfurt tradition. It is my thesis that this particular seminar and interpretation culture from the 30's had a decisive influence on Norbert Elias' process-oriented sociology and civilisation theory. The way psychoanalytical experiences were combined with sociological themes - where the categories are reflected on a background of a fundamental philosophical knowledge - is a unique civilising interplay with roots in the city of Frankfurt.
Cambio. Rivista Sulle Trasformazioni Sociali, 2012, Vol Anno II, Issue 41, p. 99-108
Communication of knowledge, Transcultural communication, The Frankfurter tradition, Civilisation, Socialisation.; Pædagogisk filosofi; Kultur