(born 4 May 1928, in Elemér Hankiss 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 has been much cited in East European Studies. Second Society [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)
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ 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.