Introduction: Contextualising Simmel’s Thinking

  • David BeerEmail author


This chapter introduces the book’s central aims and objectives. In exploring the focus on Simmel’s later works, following his move to Strasbourg, the chapter provides contextual details and insights concerning the writing of Simmel’s last major works. The chapter looks at how the last four years of Simmel’s was a time of personal and social upheaval. This introduction also considers how we might approach Simmel’s works and what they might be used to achieve.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of YorkYorkUK

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