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A new edition of the Collected Works of Norbert Elias in English, Society of Individuals consists of three essays, the first written in 1939, the second dating from to the 1940s, and the third a final reflection composed in 1987, three years before Elias's death. In each, Elias takes the Individual vs. Society discussion to a new level. He demonstrates that individualization is an inherent component of the personal socialization process and of inter-generational civilizing processes, exploding the myth of the `We-less ego', and introducing important conceptual innovations, including `I-identity' versus `We-identity' and the `We-I balance.'

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NORBERT ELIAS (1897-1990) was one of the greatest sociologists of the twentieth century. He studied in Breslau and Heidelberg and served as Karl Mannheim's assistant in Frankfurt. In exile after 1933, first in France and then in Britain, he wrote his magnum opus The Civilizing Process. At its ill-timed publication in 1939, it received little note. Only after his formal retirement in 1962 was the book reissued in German and translated into many other languages. That, and a flood of other books and essays, made him an international intellectual celebrity towards the end of his long life. His whole oeuvre is now appearing in new scholarly editions in the Collected Works in English. ROBERT VAN KRIEKEN is Professor of Sociology at University College Dublin.

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