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The Resource Simmel and 'the social', Olli Pyyhtinen, (electronic book)

Simmel and 'the social', Olli Pyyhtinen, (electronic book)

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Simmel and 'the social'
Title
Simmel and 'the social'
Statement of responsibility
Olli Pyyhtinen
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Language
eng
Summary
  • This book argues for the centrality of Georg Simmel's social theory to the relational and processual emphases that are often considered as much more recent developments in social theory. Situating Simmel's work in particular with respect to New Vitalism and Bruno Latour's work, the book shows that Simmel has still an enormous amount to contribute.
  • 'This is an original work, one that stimulates further reflection on the social as a crucial concept in both sociology and philosophy. Pyyhtinen has certainly brought the social alive for a contemporary audience.' - David Frisby, Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
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UK-WkNB
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1976-
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Pyyhtinen, Olli
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
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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Simmel and 'the social', Olli Pyyhtinen, (electronic book)
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Contents
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
Control code
9780230289840
Extent
224 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230289840
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PDF.
Label
Simmel and 'the social', Olli Pyyhtinen, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
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
Control code
9780230289840
Extent
224 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230289840
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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