Ying Yang Twins: Mead and Simmel

Simmel In contrast to theorists who placed society as an entity that exist outside and totally independent of human interaction and or individualism, Simmel contends that society and individuals work interdependent with one another. His concept of duality and one existing presupposes the other was defined by the author as, “while who you are as […]

“There is no psychic phenomenon which is so unconditionally reserved to the city as the blasé outlook.” – Simmel

Simmel wasn’t interested in large-scale societal analyses, but worked on a more micro level. He saw the individual as key in shaping the larger society, and thus studied the way in which individuals interact with one another, and how this influenced society as a whole. Simmel saw individual interactions as the basis for all of […]

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