The Sociology of Georg Simmel, Volume 10

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Simon and Schuster, 1950 - Social Science - 445 pages
 

Contents

Introduction
xvii
Simmel in America
xxiv
J GENERAL vs FORMAL SOCIOLOGY
xxxvii
THE FIELD of SociolOGY
3
THE SOCIAL AND THE Individual Level An Example
26
SOCIABILITY An Example of Pure of FORMAL SOCIOL
40
OF OF A
52
The Eighteenth Century
64
THE IMPORTANCE OF SPECIFIC NUMBERS FOR RELATIONS
170
Superordination and Subordination
181
SUBORDINATION UNDER AN INDIVIDUAL
190
SUBORDINation under a PLURALITY
224
IFICATION SYSTEM
237
SUBORDINATION UNDER A PRINCIPLE
250
SUPERORDINATION AND SUBORDINATION AND DEGREES
268
The Secret and the Secret Society
307

The Nineteenth Century
73
Quantitative Aspects of the Group
87
The Mass
93
Custom Law Morality
99
THE QUANtitative DetermINATION OF GROUP DIVISIONS
105
The Social Gathering Party
111
THE ISOLATED INDIVIDUAL AND THE DYAD
118
Characteristics of the Dyad
125
Delegation of Duties and Responsibilities to the Group
133
D the formal radicalism OF THE MASS
142
THE TRIAD
145
TYPES OF SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS BY DEGREES OF RECIPRO
317
SECRECY
330
THE Secret SocieTY
345
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
87
433
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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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