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Norbert Elias
Born 22 June 1897
Breslau, Silesia Province, Prussia, German Empire
(now Wrocław, Poland)
Died 1 August 1990(1990-08-01) (aged 93)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fields Sociology
Known for Figurational sociology, theory of civilizing/decivilizing processes, habitus
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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