A Sociological Theory of Value

Georg Simmel's Sociological Relationism

Natàlia Cantó Milà

Transcript-Verlag

A Sociological Theory of Value

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Pub Date: November 2005

ISBN: 9783899423730

242 Pages

Format: Paperback

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A Sociological Theory of Value

Georg Simmel's Sociological Relationism

Natàlia Cantó Milà

Transcript-Verlag

In this book, Natàlia Cantó Milà elaborates on Georg Simmel's relational approach to a theory of value, pointing at the heuristic possibilities that this approach offers to modern sociology and to a sociology of modernity. She does so by focusing on the theory of value Simmel developed in his The Philosophy of Money, delivering an alternative reading of this book that views its theory of value as its main axial point. Simmel's theory of value is depicted by Cantó Milà as including an intrinsically sociological aspect, since economic as well as moral, ethic and aesthetic values are conceived as resulting from human relations.
Cantó Milà organizes Simmel's major work for the reader around the key themes that mark the uniqueness of his contribution to sociology and provides an account of the intellectual context of 19th and early 20th scholarship within which, and against which Simmel wrote. She does this very competently and [...] with brilliant clarity. William A. Little, Canadian Journal of Sociology, 11/12 (2006)

About the Author

Natàlia Cantó Milà, Ph.D., teaches sociology and social policy at the University of Leipzig. Her main research areas are sociological theory, history of sociology, social policy, and development studies.