The Social Thought of Georg Simmel
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The Social Thought of Georg Simmel

Horst J. Helle

  1. 128 pages
  2. English
  3. ePUB (mobile friendly)
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eBook - ePub

The Social Thought of Georg Simmel

Horst J. Helle

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About This Book

This new volume of the SAGE Social Thinkers series, The Social Thought of Georg Simmel provides a concise introduction to the work, life, and influences of Georg Simmel. Horst J. Helle closely examines the writings and ideas of Simmel that introduced a new way of looking at culture and society and helped establish sociology’s place among the academic fields. The book focuses on the key intellectual concerns of Simmel, including the process of individualization, religion, private and family life, cities, and modernization. It is ideal for use as a self-contained volume or in conjunction with other sociological theory books.

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Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Halftitle
  3. Social Thinkers Series
  4. Title
  5. Copyright
  6. Contents
  7. Series Editor’s Foreword
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Introduction: Why Study Simmel?
  10. 1 Georg Simmel: The Man and His Work
  11. 2 Sociology as One of the Humanities
  12. 3 Individualization as Ethical Concern
  13. 4 What Religions Have in Common
  14. 5 Evolution: The Family and Private Life
  15. 6 Equality Versus Liberty: Competition and Money
  16. 7 Sociology Saves Lives: Vitalism and the Poor Person
  17. 8 Further Readings: Living in Big Cities
  18. Glossary
  19. References
  20. Index
  21. About the Author
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