The Sociology of Georg Simmel

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Simon and Schuster, 1950 - Social Science - 445 pages
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Contents

Introduction
xvii
Simmel in America
xxiv
The Methodological and Philosophical Importance
xl
Fundamental Problems of Sociology Indi
1
The Social and the Individual Level An Example
26
The Simplicity and Radicalism of the Mass
34
Sociability An Example of Pure of Formal Sociol
40
Individual and Society in Eighteenth and Nineteenth
58
Subordination under an Individual
190
Subordination under a Plurality
224
Subordination under a Principle
250
superordination and subordination and degrees
268
Knowledge Truth and Falsehood in Human Rela
307
Types of Social Relationships by Degrees of Recipro
317
Secrecy
330
The Secret Society
345

On the Significance of Numbers for Social Life
87
The Quantitative Determination of Group Divisions
105
The Isolated Individual and the Dyad
118
The Triad
145
The Importance of Specific Numbers for Relations
170
Introduction
181
Faithfulness and Gratitude Negativity of Col
377
The Negative Character of Collective Behavior
396
The Stranger
402
The Metropolis and Mental Life
409
index
427
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About the author (1950)

Georg Simmel, a German sociologist, was a brilliant scholar who wrote about many aspects of human existence but never developed a systematic theory. He lectured at Berlin University for many years but was never given a permanent position because of his Jewish origins, his nonprofessorial brilliance, and what some took to be his destructive intellectual attitude. He is remembered in the United States for a number of insightful essays on such topics as the social role of the stranger and the nature of group affiliation. His book on conflict formed the basis of Lewis A. Coser's The Functions of Social Conflict, one of the classics of American sociology.

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