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This Podcast introduces and explains sociological thinkers and thoughts.

Chasing Society Dominik

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This Podcast introduces and explains sociological thinkers and thoughts.

    Talcott Parsons and 'The Structure of Social Action' (1937) - Thomas Hobbes and the Problem of Social Order (updated re-upload)

    Talcott Parsons and 'The Structure of Social Action' (1937) - Thomas Hobbes and the Problem of Social Order (updated re-upload)

    This is the updated opening episode about Parsons' groundbreaking work The Structure of Social Action that was first published 1937. In this opener, I will take up the problem of social order which is so central to the book and sociology in general.

    • 13 min
    Simmel's Metropolis and The Mental Life (1903)

    Simmel's Metropolis and The Mental Life (1903)

    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.

    • 26 min
    Émile Durkheim on Social Facts

    Émile Durkheim on Social Facts

    This episode zooms in on Durkheim's concept of social facts as outlined in The Rules of the Sociological Method.

    • 14 min
    Georg Simmel - Formal Sociology

    Georg Simmel - Formal Sociology

    In this episode, I introduce Georg Simmel's idea of a 'formal sociology' and use his ideas about 'conflict' and 'the stranger' as an example.

    • 14 min
    Max Weber - Rationality is Queen, Part I

    Max Weber - Rationality is Queen, Part I

    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.

    • 16 min
    Sociologists - Children of the Revolution

    Sociologists - Children of the Revolution

    • 4 min

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