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By Georg Simmel

ISBN-10: 0226757765

ISBN-13: 9780226757766

"Of those that created the highbrow capital used to release the firm sociology, Georg Simmel was once probably the main unique and fecund. looking for a subject for sociology that will distinguish it from all different social sciences and humanistic disciplines, he charted a brand new box for discovery and proceeded to discover an international of novel issues in works that experience guided and expected the considering generations of sociologists. Such precise techniques of up to date sociology as social distance, marginality, urbanism as a lifestyle, role-playing, social habit as alternate, clash as an integrating method, dyadic come across, round interplay, reference teams as views, and sociological ambivalence embrace principles which Simmel adumbrated greater than six a long time ago."—Donald N. Levine

Half of the cloth incorporated during this variation of Simmel's writings represents new translations. This contains Simmel's vital, long, and formerly untranslated "Group growth and improvement of Individuality," in addition to 3 choices from his so much missed paintings, Philosophy of Money; additionally, the advent to Probleme der Geschichtsphilosophie, bankruptcy one of many Lebensanschauung, and 3 essays are translated for the 1st time.

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It is characteristic of the worlds of philosophy and art to present the outlines of things at a much greater distance than do the worlds of science and praxis. 52 Among the sciences, different disciplines look at things from different distances. It is wrong to think that a more detailed view of something is thereby "truer" than a more distant view. 53 Differences 49 50 51 52 53 See chapter 5 below. "Adornment," in Wolff, Sociology of Georg Simmel, pp. 338--44. Vber sociale Di/Jerenzierung, p. 80.

Hughes, "Social Change and Status Protest: An Essay on the Marginal Man," Phylon 10 (1946); Donald Wray, "Marginal Men of Industry: The Foremen," American Journal of Sociology 54 (1949); Julie Meyer, "The Stranger and the City," American Journal of Sociology 56 (1951). "lo2 It is notable that all these extensions of Simmel's ideas by Park's students-in their studies of social distance, social isolation, and individuation in the metropolis-deal with social relationships, not with social process.

Italics mine. Masse und Publikum: Eine methodologische und soziologische Untersuchung (Bern: Lack & Grunau, 1904), p. 4. 87 In seeking to conceptualize the public as a social form in which in· dividuals take differing positions with respect to bodies of fact which they possess in common, Park draws on Simmel's notion of exchange as a basic and distinguishing form of interaction, whereby one places oneself so as to take the point of view of the other, but acts in a contrary direction (p. 56). In a similar vein he draws on Simmel's ideas about social differentiation to refute the conception of society as resting purely on like·mindedness and to assert the crucial place of opposition and competition in the general form of the public (pp.

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