Elemér Hankiss

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Elemér Hankiss (born 4 May 1928, in Debrecen), is a Hungarian sociologist.

He was born in the Eastern Hungarian town of Debrecen, where his father was a professor of literature.

He received his university degree in French and English languages from Budapest University, where he later graduated with a PhD.

He has written extensively on values system in Hungary and Central Europe, as well as on global civilisation. His concept of Second Society has been much cited in East European Studies.[1]

He has been a professor at Stanford University, the Bruges and Florence University Institutes as well as the Central European University.

Fears and Symbols: An Introduction to the Study of Western Civilization[edit]

One of his most important books is Fears and Symbols: An Introduction to the Study of Western Civilization (2006).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Stranius, Pentti: Lähde 2/2005, Joensuu. The source for Secoond society: Hankiss, Elemér (1988): The "Second Society": Is There an Alternative Social Model Emerging in Contemporary Hungary. In Social Research 55/1988, Nos 1-2, pp. 13-42.