Synopses & Reviews
As the founder of the humanist version of sociology, Georg Simmel sent powerful messages about the discipline. His key ideasthat reality is socially constructed, changes over time, and rarely is as it appearsare critically re-examined with an eye toward drawing lessons for contemporary scholars and activists. With essential insights for those working in any field within the social sciences.
Simmel's influence on Sociology has been immense. This volume aims to re-examine that legacy and draw lessons for today's scholars.
About the Author
Horst J. Helle studied business administration, sociology and psychology at the University of Hamburg, leading to a Dr.phil. in 1959 and a Habilitation for Sociology in 1967. He held professor positions in Aachen and Wien; and since 1973 he is profesor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München,