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Figurations Newsletter

Figurations has been published twice a year, in June and December, since 1994. All past issues are available for downloading below.

Figurations is not a journal, but often includes short articles of interest to members of the international Figurations Research Network, together with book reviews and summaries of recent journal articles. All back issues are available to download below, and constitute a valuable resource for all who are interested in Norbert Elias or in the figurational approach to understanding human society.

From its inception in 1994, Figurations was edited by Stephen Mennell. Dr Barbara Gornicka was appointed his successor as Editor from 1 January 2017 until Wai Lau and Alex Mack became the editors since 2021. Stephen Mennell continues to act as Associate Editor, jointly with Katie Liston. Honorary Assistant Editors are: Florence Delmotte, Brussels (French); Tabea Dörfelt-Mathey (Jena) and Heike Hammer, Stuttgart (German); Tatiana Savoia Landini, São Paulo (Spanish and Portuguese, Latin America). The postal address for the newsletter will temporarily remain in Dublin.

Figurations is distributed free of charge on request to researchers, institutes or libraries. If you wish to subscribe to Figurations, please email with your name and email address, entitling your email ‘new subscription’.

Latest issue

Figurations – 60

Published on: 2024-02-05


Past issues

Figurations – 52a (Goudsblom memorial)


Figurations – 36a (Nico Wilterdink)


Figurations 34a (Giselinde Kuipers)


Figurations – 28a (Abram de Swan)