Simmel & Mead

Georg Simmel– Exchange Simmel refers to an exchange as “the purest and most concentrated form of all human interactions in which serious interests are at stake (Applerouth, 233).” He recognizes that both in the realm of goods, and economics, and social interactions the premise of an exchange remains the same: [Simmel sees an exchange as] […]

“The self is essentially a social process.” – Mead

Mead was interested in a more micro-analyses of society, like Simmel. He thought that society could not be analyzed without first understanding the individual’s role in influencing and being influenced by society. He studied the social world through they way the individuals make their way though it, making him a primarily individualistic social theorist. In […]

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