In this episode, I attend to Simmel's famous text The Metropolis and The Mental Life which was published in 1903. It seems as if this one has aged pretty well and may still be a valid description of the urban lifestyle.
In this episode, I introduce one of sociology's most important, yet, most difficult works: Talcott Parsons' two-volume epos The Structure of Social Action, originally published in 1937. Aside from a brief overview and introduction, I am also going to...
This episode zooms in on Durkheim's concept of social facts as outlined in The Rules of the Sociological Method.
Welcome to the first part of my introduction to Max Weber. This episode introduces and illustrates some of his most important concepts and gives a short and concise summary of his most famous work: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.
In this episode we are taking a first look at the sociology of Émile Durkheim, one of sociologies founding fathers.