THEORIST: GEORG SIMMEL
1. Briefly summarize the theorist’s main assumptions/theories:
• SOCIAL FORMS-The individual is born with certain ways of thinking and feeling and most interactions are motivated by individual needs and desires.Encounters with others are molded to social forms in or
Georg Simmel, in his work “Domination and Freedom”, identifies domination as a form of interaction. He claims that both the superordinate and the subordinate parties interact intentionally. By this assumption, he concludes that domination never totally kills freedom unless there is a case of phy
Simmel, G. ( 2012) The Stranger in Calhoun et al. Classical Sociological Theory, Wiley/Blackwell, pp. 361-365
‘Objectivity does not simply involve passivity and detachment; it is a particular structure composed of distance and nearness, indifference and involvement.’
Simmel is refer
Throughout history, Georg Simmel and W.E.B. Du Bois have had a significant influence on important theories and ideas developed in the Social Sciences. Perhaps two of the most relevant and well-known concepts developed by both of these theorists are the concepts of “double consciousness” and “t
Georg Simmel is German sociologist, philosopher, and critic from the 19th century. Simmel graduated from the University of Berlin with his Bachelors after studying philosophy and history. Simmel later graduated with his Doctorate also from the University of Berlin with his thesis on K
In the case of German philosopher and sociological thinker Georg Simmel, the rhetorical truth
is that thoughts are indeed worth more when one is six feet under. Most accounts of Simmel focus
solely on his piecemeal ideas, most of which could not be used in any sort of...
While Simmel is generally not regarded as being as influential in sociology as were Marx, Weber, Durkheim, or even Parsons, several of the early United States sociologists studied with or were influenced by Simmel. This was especially true of those who developed the symbolic intera
Georg Simmel: Domination (Chapter 7, pg. 96-120)
How is domination a form of interaction?
• An often unacknowledged aspect of domination is that of “voluntary-ness”. To be dominated is not compulsory – if you are being dominated, you are allowing it.
• Thus, domination is an
The issue of a woman’s right to her own body, within the last few decades, has become a progressively intriguing social dilemma in American society. More specifically the topic of abortion is not as taboo as it was thirty years ago although the debate has continued as to whether or not the decisio
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George Simmel’s concept of Fashion
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George Simmel’s concept of
One of the quotes of Georg Simmel’s “Fashion” says,
“Fashion, as noted above, is a produc
Marx, Durkheim, Weber and Simmel
on the Development of Capitalist Society
and the Demise of Individualism
Theorists began to recognize capitalism as pre-industrial society developed economically and major social changes began to occur. Modernization resulted in industrialization, urbanizatio
This essay discusses and provides a critical analysis of George Simmel’s (1858-1918) concept of culture and further discussed with a critical analysis on Modern and Money Culture. Simmel was a leading early twentieth century European-German scholar who had an apparent and solid...
Georg Simmel, a sociologist and a philosopher born in 1858 in Germany, is best known as a microsociologist who played a significant role in the development of small-group research, symbolic interactionism and exchenge theory.
There are four basic levels of concern in...
Each of the four classical theorists Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Simmel had different theories of the relationship between society and the individual. It is the objective of this paper to critically evaluate the sociological approaches of each theory to come to a better understanding of how each theo