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    Georg Simmel The Stranger

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    of sociology focus on society as a whole. Georg Simmel differs from classic theorists such as Marx, Weber and Durkheim, stressing the importance of the individual as a separate society and the way they deal with the development of modern society. ‘The Stranger,’ as defined by Simmel is “an element of the group itself...whose membership within the group involves both being outside it and confronting it.” (Simmel, 1908, p.144). This essay will explore Georg Simmel’s writing on ‘Individuality and Social

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    effectively addresses the challenges faced by the artist in modernity than Rainer Maria Rilke’s 1910 classic, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. Rilke accomplishes this through an embedded discourse with the work of Charles Baudelaire and Georg Simmel. In particular, Rilke draws heavily from Baudelaire’s seminal work of criticism, “The Painter of Modern Life,” in formulating Malte’s goal in writing his Notebooks: to transfigure the present by rendering meaning onto the world. Yet, Rilke’s

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    The Metropolitan Man

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    The Metropolitan Man In Georg Simmel’s essay, “The Metropolis and Mental Life” he states, “the psychological foundation, upon which the metropolitan individuality is erected, is the intensification of emotional life due to the swift and continuous shift and external and internal stimuli” (Highmore 41). In essence Simmel is suggesting that the continuous activity of the metropolis creates a shield protecting him from outer stimuli that would exhaust his emotions. But in doing so, his sense of

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    Simmel in his 1903 essay entitled ‘The Metropolis and Mental Life,’ deduces that this would impact the individual in becoming, “completely atomized internally.” This is evident within the Metropolitan populace. The workers experience a far more profound

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    The Stranger by George Simmel and The Concept of the Political by Carl Schmitt are two influential essays in sociology about how people –or groups of people- interact with those who are different from them. The way the authors view those who are different from them contrast in many ways, but both support the idea of a human collective being besieged by foreign ideas. The way that Simmel approaches it is more accepting than Schmitt, saying that it is good to have some people who are impartial and

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    Life in a Modern Metropolis

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    community of diverse people. In metropolitan areas urban sociology is the sociological research of life, human interaction and their role in the development of society. Modern urban sociology creates from the work of sociologists such as Max Weber and Georg Simmel who put forward the economic, social and intellectual development of urbanisation and its consequences. The purpose of this essay is to explain what life is like in the ‘big metropolis’ both objectively and subjectively. It will discuss key processes

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    groups are the building blocks of any culture or society. A social group is a collection of two or more people who interact frequently with one another, share a sense of belonging, and have a feeling of interdependence (Kendall 14). Sociologist Georg Simmel focused his studies on the way social interactions change based on group size, especially the uniquely “more personal and intense” (Kendall 114) interactions between members of smaller social groups. He also “suggested that small groups have distinctive

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    Urban Sociology

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    interaction and their role in the growth of society. Urban sociologists use statistical study, as well as immigration, financial side, scarcity, race relations and style. Modern urban sociology creates from the work of sociologists such as Max Weber and Georg Simmel who intentional and put forward the economic, social and intellectual development of urbanization and its consequences. Discussion Weber was a key supporter of practical, quarrelling the learning about social achievement, Weber's major intellectual

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    Throughout the nineteenth century, German sociologist Georg Simmel argues his social theory of sociability and its ability to transcend upon inner barriers between people as a consequence of the tumult within the metropolitan life. He effectively explores the depth of sociability and its pose as a form of classical leisure which still remains as a main practice of social interaction within our contemporary society. The Scottish Tartan Army is a distinct example of Simmel’s understanding of the social

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    The burdensome excellence of living in a city: A review of Georg Simmel’s “The Metropolis and the Mental Life” In the “Metropolis and the Mental Life”, Georg Simmel aims to explicate the confines and conventions of modern life. Simmel accomplishes this as he compares modern life in a metropolis with that of the countryside, noting the behaviours and characteristics of people in response to external factors. Simmel explains this by explicitly detailing how social structures affect certain personal

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