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The Routledge International Handbook of Simmel Studies

Edited by: Gregor Fitzi

Print publication date:  October  2020
Online publication date:  October  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367277239
eBook ISBN: 9780429297502
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429297502
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The Routledge International Handbook of Simmel Studies documents the richness, variety, and creativity of contemporary international research on Georg Simmel?s work. Starting with the established role of Simmel as a classical author of sociology, and including the growing interest in his work in the domain of philosophy, this volume explores the research on Simmel in several further disciplines including art, social aesthetics, literature, theatre, essayism, and critical theory, as well as in the debates on cosmopolitanism, economic pathologies of life, freedom, modernity, religion, and nationalism. Bringing together contributions from leading specialists in research on Simmel, the book is thematically arranged in order to highlight the relevance of his oeuvre for different fields of recent research, with a further section tracing the most important paths that Simmel?s reception has taken in the world. As such, it will appeal to scholars across the social sciences and humanities, and to sociologists, philosophers, and social theorists in particular, with interest in Simmel?s thought.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  General introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Simmel’s life Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Simmel’s resonance with contemporary sociological debates Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Relations, forms, and the representation of the social life Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Boundaries as relations Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The actuality of a sociological research programme Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Relativism Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The art of complicating things Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Georg Simmel, Hans Blumenberg, and philosophical anthropology Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Simmel’s ‘late life metaphysics’ Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Art and knowledge in Simmel’s thought and writing style Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Social aesthetics Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Philosophy of art Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Framing, painting, seeing Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Literary practice and immanent literary theory  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Goethean heritage in Simmel’s work Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Simmel Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Georg Simmel and the ‘newspaper sociology’ of the 1920s and 1930s Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Georg Simmel and critical theory Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Freedom Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Georg Simmel’s theory of religion Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Georg Simmel Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Simmel’s cosmopolitanism Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Economic pathologies of life Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Simmel’s American legacy revisited Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Goffman, Schutz, and the ‘secret of the other’ Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Traces of Simmel in Latin America Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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