SimmelJuly14Stranger+outline

SimmelJuly14Stranger+outline - Development of Sociological...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Development of Sociological Theory Manjusha Nair Key Points: Formal sociology sociation “the stranger” Brief biography of Georg Simmel Born in Berlin, Germany, in 1858 Studied history and philosophy Remained an academic outsider despite his popularity and international fame Brilliant rhetorical and dialectical skills Prolific writer: over 200 articles and 20 books His influence has been diffuse but profound Died in 1918 General comments about Simmel Often seen as one of the most creative early modern/late classical social theorists. A formalist, trying to identify key aspects of social life that were based on formal regularities E.g., expansion of group size, difference between dyad and a triad, maximum size of a sustainable group, etc. Within this formalism, however, his work covers lots of ground based on ideas, relations, production and so forth. This contrasts with approaches that focus on a particular social problem or topic area, or a single method of approach. How is society possible?
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course COMMUNICAT 300 DoST taught by Professor Nair during the Summer '10 term at Rutgers.

Page1 / 2

SimmelJuly14Stranger+outline - Development of Sociological...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online