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"Of those who created the intellectual capital used to launch the enterprise of professional sociology, Georg Simmel was perhaps the most original and fecund. In search of a subject matter for sociology that would distinguish it from all other social sciences and humanistic disciplines, he charted a new field for discovery and proceeded to explore a world of novel topics i ...more
Paperback, 412 pages
Published February 15th 1972 by University Of Chicago Press (first published February 15th 1971)
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I've only read The Metropolis and Mental Life out of this collection, but it's deeply impressive. One of the founding works of urban studies.
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really on-point insights into the emotional landscapes bred in cosmopolitan settings
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Georg Simmel was a major German sociologist, philosopher, and critic.

Simmel was one of the first generation of German sociologists: his neo-Kantian approach laid the foundations for sociological antipositivism, asking 'What is society?' in a direct allusion to Kant's question 'What is nature?', presenting pioneering analyses of social individuality and fragmentation. For Simmel, culture referred t
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