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" It sums up everything in which Western society of the last two or three centuries believes itself superior to earlier societies or "more primitive" contemporary ones. By this term Western society seeks to describe what constitutes its special character... "
Civilization in French and Francophone Literature - Page ix
edited by - 2006 - 219 pages
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Taking Public Universities Seriously

Frank Iacobucci, Carolyn J. Tuohy, Carolyn Hughes Tuohy - Education - 2005 - 614 pages
...believes itself superior to earlier societies or 'more primitive' contemporary ones. By this term. Western society seeks to describe what constitutes...scientific knowledge or view of the world, and much more. According to Elias (drawing on the work of Lucien Febvre and others), this modern usage of the term...
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The Course of Human History: Economic Growth, Social Process, and Civilization

Johan Goudsblom, Instructor Ivy Tech Fort Wayne Indiana David M Jones, Eric Lionel Jones, Stephen Mennell, David M. Jones, Professor Stephen Mennell - Social Science - 1996 - 155 pages
...centuries believes itself superior to earlier societies or "more primitive" contemporary ones. By this term Western society seeks to describe what constitutes...scientific knowledge or view of the world, and much more. (1994, 3) However, argues Elias, by the nineteenth century, the ways people in the West used the word...
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Social Construction of the Past: Representation as Power

George C. Bond, Angela Gilliam, Routledge - Social Science - 1994 - 232 pages
...centuries believes itself superior to earlier societies or 'more primitive' contemporary ones. By this term Western society seeks to describe what constitutes...of its manners, the development of its scientific view of the world and much more. (Elias 1978, pp. 3-4) The Aryan Model for Greece has been essential...
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Society and Its Environment: An Introduction

Egbert Tellegen, Maarten Wolsink - Social Science - 1998 - 275 pages
...centuries believes itself superior to earlier societies or 'more primitive' contemporary ones. By this term western society seeks to describe what constitutes...scientific knowledge or view of the world, and much more.' (Elias, 1978, pp.3/4). However, there is another common element in the phenomena which, according to...
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Society and Its Environment: An Introduction

Egbert Tellegen - Social Science - 1998 - 275 pages
...centuries believes itself superior to earlier societies or 'more primitive' contemporary ones. By this term western society seeks to describe what constitutes...special character and what it is proud of: the level of hs technology, the nature of its manners, the development of its scientific knowledge or view of the...
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Classical Readings in Culture and Civilization

Stephen Mennell, John F. Rundell - Social Science - 1998 - 248 pages
...'more primitive' contemporary ones. By this term Western society seeks to descrihe what constimtes its special character and what it is proud of: the level of its technology. the namre of its manners. the development of its scientific knowledge or view of the world. and much more.11...
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Classical Readings in Culture and Civilization

Stephen Mennell, John F. Rundell - Social Science - 1998 - 248 pages
...'more primitive' contemporary ones, By this term Western society seeks to descrihe what constimtes its special character and what it is proud of: the level of its techuology, the namre of its manners, the development of its scientific knowledge or view of the world,...
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International Order and the Future of World Politics

Hall, John Anthony Hall, Thazha Varkey Paul, T. V. Paul, John A. Hall - Political Science - 1999 - 421 pages
...centuries believes itself superior to earlier societies or 'more primitive' contemporary ones. By this term Western society seeks to describe what constitutes...character and what it is proud of: the level of its manners, the development of IK manners, the development of its scientific knowledge or view of the...
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Rednecks, Eggheads, and Blackfellas: A Study of Racial Power and Intimacy in ...

Gillian Cowlishaw, Ruth Frankenberg - Social Science - 1999 - 352 pages
...their role in establishing civilisation was greatly valued. Civilisation here refers to that which 'Western society seeks to describe, what constitutes its special character and what it is proud of (Elias 1984:3). Thus 'Mr & Mrs Ray gave an epicurean dinner to 20 old residents' (Northern Star 15...
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Norbert Elias and Human Interdependencies

Thomas Salumets - Education - 2001 - 272 pages
...believes itself superior to earlier societies or 'more primitive' contemporary ones. By this term, Western society seeks to describe what constitutes...scientific knowledge or view of the world, and much more" (1994^ 3). By the nineteenth century, the ways in which people in the West used the word "civilization"...
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