Joop Goudsblom - Fire and Fuel in the Human Civilizing Process
The lecture took place at The Norbert Elias Conference in Brussels (Université Saint-Louis) on December 6th 2018.
In his lecture, Joop summarises the most important findings of his sociology of the cultural history of fire. He explains how he came up with the inspiration for his famous book on fire, how an audience accepted the book, and what reactions he experienced. Finally, he looks back on how he changed his perspective on this important subject over time.