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.
Published 05/24/21
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...
Published 02/14/21
This episode zooms in on Durkheim's concept of social facts as outlined in The Rules of the Sociological Method.
Published 09/15/20
Published 09/06/20
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.
Published 09/04/20
Published 09/02/20
Published 09/02/20
In this episode we are taking a first look at the sociology of Émile Durkheim, one of sociologies founding fathers.
Published 09/01/20