An Introduction to Reading Georg Simmel's Sociology
Article first published online: 9 JAN 2007
Volume 46, Issue 1, pages 31–39, January 1976
How to Cite
NOVAK, M. W. (1976), An Introduction to Reading Georg Simmel's Sociology. Sociological Inquiry, 46: 31–39. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-682X.1976.tb00746.x
- Issue published online: 9 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 9 JAN 2007
This study begins by viewing Georg Simmel's sociology as the focal point of controversy. That is, it begins with an interest in the historic dialogue between Simmel and the academic community. Through an explication of critics’complaints against Simmel‘s work, and through an analysis of Simmel‘s own essay, “The Secret Society,” this investigation succeeds in uncovering in Simmel's writing a significant, alternative form of sociological life.