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Sociological Beginnings: The First Conference of the German Society for Sociology

Christopher Adair-Toteff


This is a translated edition of five of the nine papers and the responses presented at the first conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS) that was held in 1910. These are seminal contributions by some of the founders of classical German sociology and social theory, including Max Weber, Georg Simmel, Ferdinand Tönnies, Ernst Troeltsch and Werner Sombart. A substantial introduction discusses the lives and works of the five thinkers, placing them in the context of Germany in the early twentieth century and discussing their personal and societal connections. The works are a tes ... More

Keywords: DGS, classical German sociology, German social theory, Max Weber, Georg Simmel, Ferdinand Tönnies, Ernst Troeltsch, Werner Sombart, Germany, early twentieth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780853237990
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846314100


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Adair-Toteff, author