Elias on Criminal Punishment

Posted on by Andrew Hammel

Since no objections were raised and I received three expressions of interest, I’ve scanned and attached the splendid Merkur article by Michael Schröter, in a searchable German-language .pdf. All in the spirit of non-commercial sharing of knowledge, since Merkur makes only a few of its articles available online.

Speaking of applications of Elias’ thought to new domains, I just thought I’d mention David Garland’s 1990 book Punishment and Modern Society. In Chapter 10 (‘Punishment and Sensibilities’), Garland draws explicitly on Elias to develop a theory of the ‘civilization’ of criminal punishment in Europe. A few representative quotations are below the signature.

Does anyone happen to know offhand how Garland’s treatment of Elias in this particular area was received within sociological circles?

Sincerely,
Andrew Hammel
Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf Continue reading

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