Thursday 6 December

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9.00-10.30 Plenary Session: Contemporary Elias
Venue: Room 1100

Established and Outsiders: A Long-time Perspective on a Figuration Reinhard Blomert

The Brazilian, Argentinian and Bolivian Political Conjuncture: Presupposes for a Configurational Analysis Ademir Gebara

The Age of Anger and Social Media: Norbert Elias on Technology, Civilization and Ressentiment Robert van Krieken

Chair : Florence Delmotte

10.30 Break

11.00-12.30 Parallel Sessions

Session 1: History and Sociology: Advocating a Reunion Chair: Steven Loyal
Venue: Room 1100

Fire and Fuel in the Human Civilizing Process JohanGoudsblom

National Intellectual Traditions in an Era of ‘Globalization’ Johan Heilbron

Teaching the Civilisation Process to a Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Audience as an Historian Eric Bousmar

Session 2: Decivilizing Populism Chair: Paddy Dolan
Venue: Room 1300

Far-Right Populism and National Character in East Germany: A Case Study about Anti-Immigration Protests in Cottbus Robert Rode

Teenagers under the Knife: Can Social Policy Reverse Decivilising Processes and Civilising Offensives? Matt Clement

Uncertainty and the Rise of Populisms Inken Rommel

Session 3: Utopia and Process Sociology (I) Chair: Andrew Linklater (tbc)
Venue: Room P60

Utopia, Possible Futures and Objective Ethics in Process Sociology André Saramago

‘In reality, we are all late barbarians’ (1989) and The Square (2017) Irem Özgören Kinli

Microbiology Meets Process Sociology Ann Vogel

Session 4: Civilisation and Informalisation: Connecting Social and Psychic Processes(I) (Org. Cas Wouters) Chair: Helmut Kuzmics
Venue: Room P61

Introduction: On Functional Democratization and Informalization: Diminishing Contrasts and Increasing Varieties Cas Wouters

Informalisation, Sociological Theory and Social Diagnosis Richard Kilminster

A New Informalising/Reformalising Global Phase in Running: The Cases of Barefoot Running and Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) Raúl Sánchez-García

Session 5: Decentered Views on Civilizing Processes Chair: Stephen Vertigans
Venue: Salle des Examens

A Wee Light is Shining in a Bleak World: The Re-Integration of Indigenous Peoples in Societies around the World Aurélie Lacassagne

Thailand’s ‘Civilizing Process’ Patrick Jory

Power and Violence: The Case of Guarani and Kaiowa Indigenous Peoples in Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil Maria Beatriz Rocha Ferreira,Veronice Lovato Rossato and Marina Vinha

12.30 Lunch (Venue: Room 1200)

13.30-15.00 Parallel Sessions

Session 1: Education and Figurations (I) Chair: John Connolly
Venue: Room 1100

Processes of Learning, Unlearning and Re-Learning Norman Gabriel

‘Prophets in the Pay of State’: The Informalisation of Pedagogical Discourses between 1880 and 2010 Kobe De Keere and Bram Spruyt

Session 2: Violence and Civility Chair: Johan Heilbron
Venue: Room 1300

Re-inventing the Western Myth? Elias’s Views on Violence, Civility and Rationality Matthieu de Nanteuil

Accomplices, Matchmakers and Facilitators of Crime: The Power of Mafia Relational Networks Maria Vittoria Nardi

Civilization of Violence and Mass Murder Societies: Norbert Elias and the History of Violence Xavier Rousseaux and Quentin Verreycken

Violence Increasing and Informalization Process in Social Conflicts in France Cédric Moreau de Bellaing

Session 3: Furthering Process-Oriented Methodology: Towards Process Oriented Micro-Macro Analysis (Org. Nina Baur, Lilli Braunisch, Jannis Hergesell and Maria Norkus) Chair: Nicolas Marquis
Venue: Room P60

Introduction Nina Baur

Spreading Young Non-discrimination Generation: Diversity and Anti-Discrimination Politics from a Process-Sociological Perspective Stefanie Ernst

Uncovering the Figuration through a Process-Oriented Computational Sociological Analysis of 19 editions of Emily Post’s Etiquette, 1922-2017 Andreas Voyer, Zachary Kline and Stuart Riepl

Instilling Values in People: Comparing Elias with Recent Theoretical and Experimental Advances on Social Influence Kenneth Hemmerechts and Nohemi Echeverria

Session 4: Civilisation and Informalisation: Connecting Social and Psychic Processes(II) (Org. Cas Wouters) Chair: Gordon Fyfe
Venue: Room P61

Informalisation through the Lens: Black & White and the Development of Photography as Art Jonathan Fletcher

Informalisation and Integration Conflicts: The Two-Faced Reception of Migrants in the Netherlands Arjan Post

Informalisation and Brutalisation: Jihadist Violence as a Consequence of Integration and Disintegration Processes Michael Dunning

Session 5: Functional Democratisation and Functional De-Democratisation (Org. Nico Wilterdink) Chair: Artur Bogner
Venue: Salle des Examens

The Political Implications of Figurational Sociology Stephen Mennell

The Process-Sociological Concept of Power and its Theoretical-Empirical Implications Behrouz Alikhani

Functional Democratisation and De-democratisation: How to Assess and Explain Trends? Nico Wilterdink

15.00 Break

15.30-17.00 Parallel Sessions

Session 1: Migrations and the State Chair: Damien Simonneau
Venue: Room 1100

(Re)figuring Outsiders: Elastic Multiculturalism in a Temporally Bordered Australia Catriona Stevens

Fortress Societies. The Mobilisation of Shared Anxieties Alexander Mack

State Power and Asylum Seekers in Ireland Steven Loyal

Session 2: Figurational Views on Defense and Military Power Chair: Amandine Orsini
Venue: Room 1300

Explaining Frexit: Lessons from the Jet Fighter Procurement Policy through a Configurational Approach Samuel B.H. Faure

Looking at European Defence Policy with Elias’s Historical Sociology: The Case of the French-German Military Cooperation in the Sociogenesis and Relaunch of CSDP (1990-2018) Delphine Deschaux-Dutard

Configuring Organized Violence in the ‘War on Terror’: A Socio-Political Approach to NATO’s Military Campaign in Afghanistan Julien Pomarède

Session 3: Digitalisation and Civilisation Chair: Hugo Canihac
Venue: Room P60

Digitization and Civilization: Norbert Elias and the Technological and Organizational Transformations Today Adele Bianco

Communicative Competence of the Personality and Collective Habitus Elena Chankova and Yulya Zubok

The Civilizing Apparatus of the Digital Silk Road. How to Deal with the Infrastructure (for Transfer) of Chinese Digital Culture? Jan Krasni

Session 4: Elias, Gender and #MeToo Chair: Barbara Górnicka
Venue: Room P61

Hegemonic Hypermasculinisation in the United States: 1900-2000 Matt McIntosh

Elias and #MeToo : A Look Back at Ancient Rome Florence Delmotte

The Constitution of Street Harassment as a Public Problem. Informalization, Reflexivity and Exclusion Mischa Dekker

Session 5: Established and Outsiders – Renewed Views Chair: Ryan Powell
Venue: Salle des Examens

The Established and the Outsidersand the ‘Missing’ Scotson Thesis: Revisiting the Texts Michael Dunning and Jason Hughes

Halal Meat and Religious Slaughter: From Spatial Concealment to Social Controversy – Breaching the Boundaries of the Permissible? John Lever

Cities as ‘Frontier Spaces’ and the Problem of ‘Urban Security’ in Europe in the Era of Developing Global Interdependencies: Some Provocations for Contemporary Eliasian Sociological Practice Gordon Hughes

17.00 Break

17.30 Recent Books Presentation

Chair: Jason Hughes
Venue: Salle des Examens

19.00 Dinnerat the Hôtel Marivaux (on registration)

Venue: Boulevard Adolphe Max 98 – 1000 Bruxelles