In Key Concepts in Classical Social Theory individual entries introduce, explain and contextualize the key topics within classical social theory. Definitions, summaries and key words are developed throughout with careful cross-referencing, allowing students to move effortlessly between core ideas and themes. Each entry provides:• Clear definitions• Lucid accounts of key issues• Up-to-date suggestions for further reading• Informative cross-referencing Relevant, focused and accessible, this book will provide students with an indispensible guide to the central concepts of classical social theory.
One of the most famous essays in the history of sociology is Georg Simmel's (1971) ‘The metropolis and mental life’. Based on a lecture for a municipal exhibition held in Dresden in 1903, Simmel analyses the nature of and possibilities for individuality in a large, modern city. This essay on the ...