The Social Thought of Georg Simmel (Social Thinkers Series)

The Social Thought of Georg Simmel (Social Thinkers Series)

By: Horst Jurgen Helle (author)Paperback

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This new volume in the SAGE Social Thinkers series provides a concise introduction to the work, life, and influences of Georg Simmel. It 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 textbooks.

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About Author

Horst J. Helle is a native and resident of Germany. He has an MBA from the University of Kansas. Before and after his graduate work there, he studied at the university in his hometown of Hamburg. There he received another business degree, a doctorate of philosophy in sociology, and the license to teach sociology as Privatdozent. Then he held tenured professorships at the Aachen Institute of Technology, the University of Vienna, and the University of Munich. Throughout his career he has worked in other countries, including spending a year as a research fellow at The University of Chicago and, since 1996, teaching in mainland China. For additional information and a list of his publications, see


Chapter 1: Georg Simmel - The Man and His Work Chapter 2: Sociology as One of the Humanities Chapter 3: Individualization as Ethical Concern Chapter 4: What Religions Have in Common Chapter 5: Evolution: The Family and Private Life Chapter 6: Equality versus Liberty: Competition and Money Chapter 7: Sociology Saves Lives: Vitalism and the Poor Person Chapter 8: Further Readings: Living in Big Cities

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/03/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781412997652
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9781412997652
  • weight: 177
  • ISBN10: 1412997658

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