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Norbert Elias
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Born 22 June 1897
Breslau, Silesia Province, Prussia, German Empire
(now Wrocław, Poland)
Died 1 August 1990(1990-08-01) (aged 93)
Known for Figurational sociology, theory of civilizing/decivilizing processes, habitus
Scientific career
Fields Sociology
Influences Max Weber, Sigmund Freud, Karl Mannheim, Richard Hönigswald
Influenced Anthony Giddens, Pierre Bourdieu, Eric Dunning Hermann Korte, Stephen Mennell, Steven Pinker

Norbert Elias (German: [eˈliːas]; 22 June 1897 – 1 August 1990) was a German sociologist who later became a British citizen. He is especially famous for his theory of civilizing/decivilizing processes.

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