Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung (HSR) 41 (2016), 3

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Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung (HSR) 41 (2016), 3
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SPECIAL ISSUE: Figurational Analysis as Historical and Comparative Method: Established–Outsider Relations

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Janssen, Philip Jost


Jason Hughes & John Goodwin (Eds.):

Figurational Analysis as Historical and Comparative Method: Established–Outsider Relations

Previous discussions of Elias’s figurational methods have focused on the model of time series analysis of informal data sources best exemplified in On The Process of Civilisation. More recently, others have sought to formalise Elias’s methodological approach as a whole, distilling the key elements of his various methods to a number of core analytical procedures. The aim with this HSR Special Issue is to extend such existing work, considering the enduring reach and breadth of Elias’s ‘figurational’ analysis through a focus on his study of established–outsider figurations in a suburban community. The model of established–outsider relations has been extended to inter alia the development of inter- and intra-state conflicts, the formation and collapse of supranational entities and authorities, the tensions between globally distributed communities. This collection of papers explores the enduring conceptual and empirical utility of Elias and Scotson’s study. Contributions include considerations of ‘established-outsider figurations,’ ‘double-binds’ and ‘decivilising processes’ in relation to ‘Jihadist terrorists’, the sociogenesis of ‘the museum’, the complexities of established-outsiders relations in Canada, health promotion interventions in a Danish high school, and the social integration of gypsy-travellers / Roma.


Everhard Holtmann & Eun-Jeung Lee (Eds.):

Knowledge Transfer as Intercultural Translation. The German Reunification as a ‘Lesson’ for Korea?

This HSR Forum refers to a transfer project, funded by the German Research Foundation and the Ministry of Unification of the Republic of South Korea. During this co-working project, empirical results of the German unification process as well as theory-based approaches which may explain these processes were outlined, and their relevance to possible developments on the Korean peninsula was discussed. The articles of this HSR Forum contain synopses of these discourses on selected fields of change: 1. privatization and leading management, 2. devel-opment of labour markets, 3. entrepreneurship, 4. political and administrative decentralization, 5. psychosocial coping with system changes, 6. generations and social structures in socialist and postsocialist countries, and 7. change of elites. All reflections and empirical results are embedded in the current state of international transition research. German experiences are not understood as the one and only ‘blueprint’ for further developments in Korea, but are particularly reflected in regard to existing differences between Korea and Germany.



SPECIAL ISSUE – Established–Outsider Relations

John Goodwin & Jason Hughes
Established-Outsider Relations and ‘Figurational’ Analysis
doi: 10.12759/hsr.41.2016.3.7-17

John Goodwin, Jason Hughes & Henrietta O’Connor
Return to Winston Parva: Starting to Reconstruct The Established and the Outsiders ‘From the Margins’.
doi: 10.12759/hsr.41.2016.3.18-30

Michael Dunning
‘Established and Outsiders’: Brutalisation Processes and the Development of ‘Jihadist Terrorists.’
doi: 10.12759/hsr.41.2016.3.31-53

Gordon J. Fyfe
Established-Outsider Relations and the Socio-Genesis of the Museum.
doi: 10.12759/hsr.41.2016.3.54-80

Aurélie Lacassagne
The Complexities of the Established-Outsiders Relations in Canada: Re-Integrating Socio-Historical Analysis and Engaging with some Post-Colonial Thoughts.
doi: 10.12759/hsr.41.2016.3.81-100

Stine Frydendal Nielsen, Laila Ottesen & Lone Friis Thing
Established and Outsider Relations among Students Involved in a Health Promotion Intervention in a Danish High School.
doi: 10.12759/hsr.41.2016.3.101-119

Angela Perulli
Everyday Life in Figurational Approach: A Meso Level for Sociological Analysis.
doi: 10.12759/hsr.41.2016.3.120-133

Ryan Powell
Gypsy-Travellers/Roma and Social Integration: Childhood, Habitus and the "We-I Balance".
doi: 10.12759/hsr.41.2016.3.134-156

Michael Rees
From Outsider to Established – Explaining the Current Popularity and Acceptability of Tattooing.
doi: 10.12759/hsr.41.2016.3.157-174

Inken Rommel
Culturalism of Exclusion in an Established-Outsider-Figuration.
doi: 10.12759/hsr.41.2016.3.175-193

FORUM – Knowledge Transfer as Intercultural Translation

Everhard Holtmann, Eun-Jeung Lee & Christian Rademacher
Knowledge Transfer as Intercultural Translation in the German-Korean Context – Facing Possible Future Challenges within the Triangle of Unification, System Transformation and Societal Integration.
doi: 10.12759/hsr.41.2016.3.197-210

Bernd Martens
Some Results of the Economic Transformation in East Germany and their Possible Relevance for Korea.
doi: 10.12759/hsr.41.2016.3.211-228

Thomas Ketzmerick
The Transformation of the East German Labour Market: From short-term Responses to long-term Consequences.
doi: 10.12759/hsr.41.2016.3.229-255

Michael Fritsch & Michael Wyrwich
Entrepreneurship in the East German Transition Process: Lessons for the Korean Peninsula.
doi: 10.12759/hsr.41.2016.3.256-280

Everhard Holtmann & Christian Rademacher
Decentralization of Power and of Decision-Making – An Institutional Driver for Systems Change to Democracy.
doi: 10.12759/hsr.41.2016.3.281-298

Rainer K. Silbereisen
Psychological Challenges of Unification – Selected Results and Thoughts on Korea.
doi: 10.12759/hsr.41.2016.3.299-317

Michael Hofmann & Bernd Martens
Generations and Social Structures in Socialist Countries: The German Democratic Republic and East Germany in Comparison with North Korea.
doi: 10.12759/hsr.41.2016.3.318-335

Lars Vogel & Heinrich Best
Political Elites in Transition and Unification: German Lessons for the Korean Peninsula?
doi: 10.12759/hsr.41.2016.3.336-367

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