process sociology

process sociology

sometimes a preferred term for FIGURATIONAL SOCIOLOGY. Among figurational sociologists, the term is preferred because it better conveys the approach's emphasis on 'social process’ rather than 'social structure’.
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It is based on concepts from group analysis, interactive (interpersonal) group psychotherapy systems theory, and process sociology.
The second is the process sociology of Norbert Elias, especially his work on "the civilizing process," but seen through the eyes of someone with a long-term engagement in critical social theory.
In terms of process sociology, he stresses Elias's overriding concern with the interplay between civilizing and de-civilizing processes, and adds a further critical edge by "incorporating the moral dimensions of Horkheimer and Adorno's writings that found only muted support in Elias's analysis of global civilizing processes" (p.