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"The underlying message in this Danish book project is that researchers must avoid stagnating within their specific niches and disciplines, and that they  as Simmel did  make an effort to make the social sciences both intellectually entertaining and existentially relevant. This is exactly what this book has shown  and accomplished  to a degree that it also has stimulated the essayistic style of yours truly."


Anne Krogstad, Sosiologen

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"A treasury of a book"

Steen Nepper Larsen, Information

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One of the modern founders of sociology. And at the same time the constant outsider of the discipline. In 2018 it was 100 years ago that the German sociologist Georg Simmel (1858-1918) died. Nonetheless, his analyses of modern society still stand as fresh and relevant in their originality today. The book has two parts: 15 texts by Simmel and ten articles about his sociology.

The book is edited by Søren Christensen, Nils Gunder Hansen, Simon Langkjær, Martin Hauberg-Lund Laugesen og Joachim Wiewiura.

Joachim Wiewiura and Martin Hauberg-Lund Laugesen wrote a chapter to the second part of the book: "Simmel and dialectics: On Simmel's thought and the internal unrest of the forms of sociology."

Simmel: Sociologiens eventyrer, Nyt fra Samfundsvidenskaberne, 447 pages.

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