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The Social Theory of Georg Simmel
     

The Social Theory of Georg Simmel

by Nicholas J. Spykman, David Frisby (Introduction)
 
Contemporary sociology increasingly seems to be adopting a perspectivesimilar to that on which Georg Simmel's analysis and interpretations rested.To a significant degree, therefore, sociologists continue to turn to Simmelfor a basic understanding of the forms and processes of social life. NicholasSpykman'sThe Social Theory of Georg Simmel, originally published in 1925

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Contemporary sociology increasingly seems to be adopting a perspectivesimilar to that on which Georg Simmel's analysis and interpretations rested.To a significant degree, therefore, sociologists continue to turn to Simmelfor a basic understanding of the forms and processes of social life. NicholasSpykman'sThe Social Theory of Georg Simmel, originally published in 1925,was the first comprehensive account of Simmel's ideas. It remains a mostvaluable summary of the major elements of his thought.

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"An indispensable pathfinder. It is devoutly hoped that American sociologists will show themselves wise enough to use the book as it deserves." —A. W. Small, American Journal of Sociology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765805713
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/30/2004
Edition description:
New Introduction by David Frisby
Pages:
341
Sales rank:
1,226,970
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas J. Spykman was Sterling Professor of International Relations at Yale University in the late 1930s and early 1940s. He also authored The Geography of the Peace and The Social Theory of Georg Simmel, available from Transaction.

David Frisby is chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Glasgow. He is the editor, with M. Featherstone, of Simmel on Culture: Selected Writings.

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