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Author Pyyhtinen, Olli, 1976-
Title Simmel and 'the social' [electronic resource] / Olli Pyyhtinen
Imprint Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xi, 211 p.)
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introdction -- The Social in Social Theory? -- Relationality, Life and Philosophy -- Event Dynamics -- Excluded Thirds, Included: On Being-With -- Relations and Circulating Objects -- Individuality and the Outside of Relations -- Conclusion: Simmel and Contemporary Social Theory
What is the social? The notion of the social lies at the core of sociology, yet the social is treated more often as a stable explanatory variable than as something that needs to be explained. This book engages in a critical reworking of the notion of the social by drawing on the work of the German sociologist and philosopher Georg Simmel. Instead of producing an exegesis of Simmel's work, the book renders Simmel's ideas in a new light by situating them in relation to contemporary social theory, in particular New Vitalism, the thought of the event and the work of Bruno Latour. The book draws attention to the centrality of Simmel's work to processualist and relationist emphases that are often thought of as much more than developments in social theory, and shows that with regard to these issues Simmel has still an enormous amount to contribute
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Link Print version: Pyyhtinen, Olli, 1976- Simmel and 'the social'. Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 9780230236172 (DLC) 2010023949 (OCoLC)642351993
Subject Simmel, Georg, 1858-1918
Social sciences -- Philosophy
Simmel, Georg
Social sciences
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Regional Studies. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General. bisacsh
Electronic books
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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