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The Anthem Companion to Georg Simmel

Edited by Thomas Kemple and Olli Pyyhtinen
 

The Anthem Companion to Georg Simmel

New interpretations of the work of sociologist and philosopher Georg Simmel

Imprint: Anthem Press
Hardback
ISBN 9781783082780
October 2016 | 250 Pages | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6
 
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About This Book

'The Anthem Companion to Georg Simmel' brings together new interpretations of the work of this sociologist and philosopher. It discusses how Simmel’s work is relevant, interesting and significant for advancing contemporary discussions and debates. Compared to the volumes of works on other sociological giants like Émile Durkheim, Karl Marx and Max Weber, the Anglophone secondary literature on Simmel has remained relatively scarce until recently.

The book addresses general questions on ‘social life in process’ that characterize the whole of Simmel’s work and also includes chapters that focus on specific issues. The primary concern in each chapter is not just to review Simmel’s ideas or provide accurate readings but often neglected readings but also to explore how Simmel offers a model for addressing various disciplinary concerns and examine the degree to which he continues to speak to the experience of the present.

The international scholars writing in this companion are contributors to an emerging new wave of Simmel scholarship. Included in the volume is Austin Harrington’s translation of selections from Simmel’s book on Goethe and a comprehensive list of Simmel’s work in English.

Readership: This volume will appeal to scholars and students in classical and contemporary social theory, and to general readers interested in the history of modern thought.

Author Information

Thomas Kemple is professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Olli Pyyhtinen is professor of sociology at the University of Tampere, Finland

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