Figurations has been published twice a year, in June and December, since 1994.

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 valuable resource for all who are interested in Norbert Elias or in the figurational approach to understanding human society.

Since its inception, Figurations has been edited by Stephen Mennell. Katie Liston is Associate Editor and Barbara Górnicka Managing Editor. Honorary Assistant Editors are: Florence Delmotte, Brussels (French); Sofia Gaspar, Madrid (Spanish and Portuguese); Heike Hammer, Stuttgart (German); Tatiana Savoia Landini, São Paulo (Spanish and Portuguese, Latin America).

Figurations is distributed free of charge on request to researchers, institutes or libraries. To be added to the mailing list, please write to the Secretary, Norbert Elias Stichting, J.J. Viottastraat 13, 1071 JM Amsterdam, Netherlands, or email

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Contact Details

Editorial Address:
School of Sociology,
University College Dublin,
Dublin 4,

Tel. +353 1 295 0276
Fax: +353 1 716 1125
Associate Editor: 
Dr Katie Liston, 
School of Sports Studies, 
University of Ulster, 
County Antrim, 
Northern Ireland BT37 0QB.
Tel: +44 28 90368539 
Fax: +44 28 9036 6028 


Contributions should preferably be e-mailed to the Editor in the form of MS Word (.doc), Rich Text (.rtf), Open Office (.odt) or plain text (.txt) files. Do not use embedded footnotes. Hard copy is accepted reluctantly.


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