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Simmel's Early Historicism

Frederick C. Beiser

in The German Historicist Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691555
eISBN:
9780191731839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691555.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 12 is a close examination of the early philosophy of history of Georg Simmel (1858–1918). The first sections discuss Simmel's early intellectual development and the early influences on the ... More


Trust as a Psychosocial Feeling: Socialization and Totalitarianism

Patrick Waiter and Ivana Marková

in Trust and Democratic Transition in Post-Communist Europe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263136
eISBN:
9780191734922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263136.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Georg Simmel, who is well known for his study of the emerging social conditions of sociality and its forms, developed the analysis of psychosocial feelings and emotional categories in order to grasp ... More


Weimar Sociology

David Kettler and Colin Loader

in Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135106
eISBN:
9781400846788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135106.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the status of the fledgling but burgeoning field of sociology from the waning days of the Kaiserreich through the last moments of the Republic. Two intellectual giants who did ... More


The German Tradition: Capitalism and the Jews

Chad Alan Goldberg

in Modernity and the Jews in Western Social Thought

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226460413
eISBN:
9780226460697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226460697.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Through a comparison of Karl Marx, Georg Simmel, Werner Sombart, and Max Weber, this chapter identifies two patterns in how they conceived the relationship between modern capitalism and the Jews. On ... More


Sex, Money, and Marriage: Prostitution as an Instrument of Conjugal Critique

Jill Suzanne Smith

in Berlin Coquette: Prostitution and the New German Woman, 1890-1933

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452673
eISBN:
9780801469701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452673.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the similarities and differences between the bohemian playwright, the urban sociologist, and the socialist politician in their assessments of prostitution, gender relations, ... More


Sociological Beginnings: The First Conference of the German Society for Sociology

Christopher Adair-Toteff

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780853237990
eISBN:
9781781380734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314100
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is a translated edition of five of the nine papers and the responses presented at the first conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS) that was held in 1910. These are seminal ... More


With His ‘Mind-Guided Camera’: J. M. Synge, J. J. Clarke, and the Visual Politics of Edwardian Street Photography

Justin Carville

in Synge and Edwardian Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609888
eISBN:
9780191731778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609888.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines John Millington Synge’s use of photography in late Victorian and Edwardian Ireland. Drawing on the writings of Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin, the chapter discusses Synge’s ... More


Sculpture Ungrounded

Sebastian Zeidler

in Form as Revolt: Carl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702082
eISBN:
9781501701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702082.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter examines how the groundlessness of language is converted into a tool for describing the groundlessness of art by focusing on Negro Sculpture (1915), Carl Einstein's text on visual art. ... More


<i>Kulturphilosophie</i> in Weimar Modernism

John Michael Krois

in Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135106
eISBN:
9781400846788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135106.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The Weimar Republic was one of the most fertile epochs in German philosophy, and its effects are still being felt today. The call for “new thinking” was shared by otherwise disparate approaches. The ... More


Speaking Magic in Fontane’s <i>The Stechlin</i>

Eric Downing

in The Chain of Things: Divinatory Magic and the Practice of Reading in German Literature and Thought, 1850-1940

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501715907
eISBN:
9781501715938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715907.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on Theodor Fontane’s late “Gesellschaftsroman,” Der Stechlin. It explores his investment in divinatory readings via omens, anecdotes, names, and the natural world in earlier ... More


The Art of Flirtation: Simmel’s Coquetry Without End

Paul Fleming

in Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264896
eISBN:
9780823266869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264896.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter opens the dialogue of flirtations by offering six theses that draw extensively from and play on Georg Simmel's attempt to situate flirtation this side (the playful, artistic, sociable ... More


“The Double-Sense of The ‘With’ ”: Rethinking Relation After Simmel

Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz

in Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264896
eISBN:
9780823266869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264896.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a response to Paul Fleming's contribution “The Art of Flirtation: Simmel's Coquetry Without End”. It is divided into two parts. The first part is a close engagement with one of ... More


The Semiotics of Law, Language and Money

Christopher Hutton

in Language, Meaning and the Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633500
eISBN:
9780748671489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633500.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter explores analogies between the law, the circulation of money and the circulation of linguistic signs. Theories of modernity (Simmel) see money as the universal measure of value; law also ... More


The Space of Intellect and the Intellect of Space

John Randolph

in Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199769230
eISBN:
9780199388875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769230.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This essay examines the relationship between intellectual history, spatial analysis, and digital neogeography. It considers how intellectual history has or has not participated in various “spatial ... More


Modernity and the Jews in Western Social Thought

Chad Alan Goldberg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226460413
eISBN:
9780226460697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226460697.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, prominent social thinkers in France, Germany, and the United States sought to understand the modern world taking shape around them. Although they ... More


Basic Social Security: From Poor Relief to Social Assistance to Social Cash Transfers

Lutz Leisering

in The Global Rise of Social Cash Transfers: How States and International Organizations Constructed a New Instrument for Combating Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198754336
eISBN:
9780191815997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754336.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter traces the historical origins of social assistance (including social cash transfers) in North and South, and maps the field in conceptual terms. It is argued that the emergence of social ... More


Value, Exchange, and Beyond: Betweenness as Starting Point

Meera Sushila Viswanathan

in Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839673
eISBN:
9780824868604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839673.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores the concept of value in relation to human interaction and exchange. It first considers the linguistic and cultural etymology of the term “value” before turning to the ... More


Oscar Wilde’s Ephemeral Form

Gage McWeeny

in The Comfort of Strangers: Social Life and Literary Form

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199797202
eISBN:
9780190461188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797202.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Through Wilde, ephemeral sociality emerges as a full-fledged aesthetic project. Taking up the epigram, Wilde’s miniature signal literary form, this chapter shows how what Wilde calls the “burden” of ... More


An Information Economy

Harold J. Cook

in Matters of Exchange: Commerce, Medicine, and Science in the Dutch Golden Age

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117967
eISBN:
9780300134926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117967.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the ways of knowing that surrounded objectivity, which established highly probable facts despite a world in constant change. This appreciation for things and their ... More


How to Live a Transnational Life: Between Heaviness and Lightness

Olga Kanzaki Sooudi

in Japanese New York: Migrant Artists and Self-reinvention on the World Stage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839413
eISBN:
9780824869090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839413.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the ambivalence inherent in Japanese migrants' relationships to one another in everyday life through an analysis of three stories: an extended ethnographic vignette of the ... More


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