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What the author of the concept of "decivilization" really wrote


Highlights: "Decivilization" is not a question of majority or opposition. It is a matter of changing the way we think about the world. "Decivilisation" is a term used to refer to a change in the way the world is perceived by the majority of the world's population. The word "decivilized" means "to change" or "to make" or to make a change. It means to change the way people see the world, to make it more or less like it was before.

TRIBUNE - The political scientist and essayist has read and studied the entire work of Norbert Elias, German writer and sociologist who originated the concept of "decivilization". Here he deciphers the deep meaning of his thesis and shows all its relevance and topicality.

Gaël Brustier is a political scientist and author of Recherche le peuple désespérment, co-written with Jean-Philippe Huelin (François Bourin, 2009), and À demain Gramsci (Le Cerf, 2015). His latest book is Le Désordre ideois (Le Cerf, 2017).

Used by the President of the Republic, the concept stemming from the thought of Norbert Elias provokes an outcry from his left opposition which, accustomed to the Pavlovian reflex of indignation, no longer knows where to turn. We are entering a critical historical moment, that of the decivilization of our societies. At least that's the president's idea.

It is not a question of majority or opposition. It is now a question of resituating social relations, interpersonal in particular, in a historical, sociological moment, totally contrary to everything that made common sense. Such a moment is not born of a breath, and the pronunciation of the word deserves better than a repudiation in odium auctoris, via Twitter moreover. Majority-opposition...

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Source: lefigaro

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