GEORGE SIMMEL - THE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE GEORGE SIMMEL...

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THE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE GEORGE SIMMEL (1858-1918) thought society was a pattern of interactions among people, which vary depending upon the size of the group— dyad and triad —spent effort on evaluating the impact of industrialism/urbanization—class conflict was becoming more pronounced, and individualism was replacing collective concern as the dominant ideology— The Philosophy of Money (1907) claims that money takes on a life of its own— THE CHICAGO SCHOOL-- sociology moves from Western Europe to the U.S— Albion Small founded the department in 1892 and founded The American Journal of Sociology-- Robert E. Park (1864-1944)-urbanization had a disintegrating effect on society, with increase in crime and race and class antagonisms. George Herbert Mead (1863-1931)—founded the symbolic interaction perspective and developed cultural universals Jane Addams (1860-1935) sociology and social reform in practice in settlement houses —society’s outcasts gathered at Hull House, where they were studied by U of Chicago sociologists—worked to get 8-hour day laws passed and child labor laws—won Novel Prize in
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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