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Nico Wilterdink on Norbert Elias
Nico Wilterdink (*1946) is an emeritus professor in Cultural Sociology. His research covers a wide range of topics; outstanding is his work on long-term trends in socioeconomic (class) inequality as indicated by wealth and income distribution, globalization processes and global inequalities. In 1992 he was appointed Norbert Elias professor in the study of long-term social processes at the University of Utrecht. From 1998 till 2001 he was vice director of the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research. He was one of the editors of the 16 volumes Gesammelte Schriften (Collected Works) by Norbert Elias in German.
In the interview, Wilterdink embarks on Norbert Elias’s influence on Amsterdam social sciences, on ‘good’ and ‘bad’ sociology, and the value of the figurational approach.
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