Professor Eric Dunning

ed15.jpgEmeritus Professor of Sociology

Tel: +44(0)116 252 3863
Email: ed15@le.ac.uk

Research interests

My interests are primarily threefold and inter-related:

  • Sociological theory, especially the functional sociology and theory of civilizing processes of Norbert Elias and its place within the wider field of classical and modern sociology;
  • The sociology of sport and leisure;
  • Problems of violence and civilization, especially sports-related violence, including football hooliganism, and the use of Elias's theory in understanding the Holocaust and genocide more generally. I am currently writing books on Elias, the development of soccer, and the Holocaust and civilization.

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School of Media, Communication and Sociology

Campus based courses
E: mcs-enquiries@le.ac.uk
T: +44(0)116 252 3863

Distance Learning Courses
E: css-dl@le.ac.uk
T: 0116 252 3755

Research degrees (campus-based and distance learning courses)
T: +44(0)116 252 2785
E: MCS-Research@le.ac.uk

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