The Civilizing Process is a book, today by German sociologist Norbert Elias, is an influential work in Elias and sociology, was published first in 1939 in two volumes. The 1998 International Sociological Association listed this work as the most seventh important sociological book of the 20th century. The second volume looks into the causes of these processes. The Norbert Elias Foundation extend to such diverse topics, likened networks of interdependent human beings was established in 1983. The 2012 Foundation has sponsored also the new online journal, Human Figurations.
Max Weber is cited often as among the three founders of sociology with Karl Marx and Émile Durkheim