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Author Simmel, Georg, 1858-1918.

Title Simmel on culture : selected writings / edited by David Frisby and Mike Featherstone
Published London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1997


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Description vi, 302 pages ; 24 cm
Series Theory, culture & society
Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
Contents Pt. I. Defining Culture. 'Introduction' to Philosophical Culture. The Concept of Culture. On the Essence of Culture. Female Culture -- Pt. II. Culture and Crisis. The Concept and Tragedy of Culture. The Conflict of Modern Culture. The Crisis of Culture. The Future of Our Culture. The Change in Cultural Forms -- Pt. III. Culture of Interaction. Sociology of the Senses. The Sociology of Sociability. Sociology of the Meal -- Pt. IV. Spatial and Urban Culture. The Sociology of Space. Bridge and Door. The Metropolis and Mental Life -- Pt. V. Fashion, Adornment and Style. The Philosophy of Fashion. Adornment. The Problem of Style -- Pt. VI. Leisure Culture. The Alpine Journey. The Adventure -- Pt. VII. Money and Commodity Culture. On the Psychology of Money. Money in Modern Culture. The Berlin Trade Exhibition -- Pt. VIII. Politics of Culture. Infelices Possidentes! (Unhappy Dwellers). Some Remarks on Prostitution in the Present and in Future
The Women's Congress and Social Democracy -- Pt. IX. Beliefs and Culture. On the Sociology of Religion. A Few Words on Spiritualism
Notes This volume brings together for the first time a wide range of essays on culture and related themes by the sociologist and philosopher Georg Simmel (1858-1918). Simmel is now recognized as one of the leading social theorists active in Europe in the early part of the 20th century. This unique collection enables the reader to engage with the full range of Simmel's dazzling contributions to the study of culture. The collection opens with Simmel's most basic essays on defining culture, its changes, and its crisis. These are followed by more specific explorations of the culture of face-to-face interactions, spatial and urban culture, leisure culture, the culture of money and commodities, the culture of belief, and the politics of female culture. The collection includes a large number of previously untranslated essays together with others that are not readily available. The result is an unparalleled introduction to Simmel on culture. The book not only provides a missing piece in the history of cultural study, it also reveals a new way of studying culture. It will be essential reading for students of cultural studies and sociology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [29]-31) and index
Subject Simmel, Georg, 1858-1918.
Philosophy of culture
Author Featherstone, Mike.
Frisby, David.
LC no. 97069473
ISBN 0803986513
0803986521 (paperback)
Other Titles Works. Selections. 1997