Book Title: The Civilizing Process : Sociogenetic and Psychogenetic Investigations
Author: Erving Goffman
Format: Paperback | 586 pages
Publication Date: 20 Jul 2000
The Civilizing Process stands out as Norbert Elias' greatest work, tracing the "civilizing" of manners and personality in Western Europe since the late Middle Ages by demonstrating how the formation of states and the monopolization of power within them changed Western society forever.