SIMMEL ABSTRACTS Jahrgang 2012[Record]

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SIMMEL ABSTRACTS Jahrgang 2012 (hrsg. v. Cécile Rol) ALVARADO, José Gerardo, 2012, La Diversificación del Cuerpo Estudiantil en la Educación Superior como Práctica Glocal, in «Athenea Digital», vol. 12, 2, p. 221-234. Georg Simmel’s assertion that strangeness organizes nearness and remoteness helps to understand how the social category of First Generation College Student (FGCS, first in the family to attend college) is used at a public university in the southwest of the United States. Membership Categorization Analysis (MCA) is applied to ethnographic data. Difference categories and devices morph into those of distance in an interaction where a recruitment convention substitutes for a handshake between a boy and some adults in the hallway of a student center. These changes overlap with those found in the analysis of a student-persistence sequence of an educational marketing recruitment DVD. As evidence of glocal practice or the global impact of local contact gestures of student body diversification or massification policies directed at FGCSs (and others), they appear to coincide with distribution and recognition social justice projects that are inviting us to reach out across distances, short and long. BAGHAI, Katayoun, 2012, Privacy as a Human Right: A Sociological Theory, in «Sociology», vol. 46, 5, p. 951-965. Drawing on Durkheim, Simmel, and Luhmann, this article grounds the polysemic character of privacy and its contingent legal determination in the functional differentiation of social communication systems. It demonstrates a previously overlooked common denominator among privacy conflicts and an emergent principle for their legal resolution. Case-law examples from the US Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights show how functional relevance turns ‘private’ events into ‘public’ ones, or ‘reasonable limitations’ of privacy into ‘unwarranted violations’, and vice versa. BARBARA, Lenin Bicudo, 2012, Simmel e a analogia: investigações sobre uso e os aspectos epistemológicos da analogia na Soziologie e na Philosophie des Geldes de Georg Simmel, Thesis, Univ. Sao Paulo. The author deals with the key role of analogical reasoning in the thought of Georg Simmel. The first step in this direction is a recollection of those fragments of the history of the analogy concept which most likely influenced Simmel’s thought. The author also collected all the instances of analogy that could be identified as such from Simmel’s two most influential books (viz., the Philosophie des Geldes and the Soziologie). Finally, the author analyzes in detail some of the collected analogies, focusing on those which shed light on or bear some relation to other key features of Simmel’s sociological and philosophical thought. BARBOUR, Charles, 2012, The Maker of Lies: Simmel, Mendacity and the Economy of Faith, in «Theory, Culture & Society», vol 29, p. 218-236. Georg Simmel’s treatment of the lie – in the essay ‘The Sociology of Secrecy and Secret Societies’, but in other, lesser known texts as well – is an aspect of his thought that has not received a great deal of attention among theorists. In this article, the author brings Simmel’s work on mendacity to the fore, and shows how a consideration of it sheds new light on some of his most familiar claims. Barbour further argues that Simmel’s work on the lie illuminates a very old and vexing set of philosophical debates, and especially the debate over self-deception, or whether or not it is possible to lie to oneself. Along with providing a close study of his comments on the lie in ‘The Sociology of Secrecy and Secret Societies’, and in the chapter of his monumental Sociology that is based on that essay, he proposes a reading of Simmel’s neglected fable or fairytale ‘Der Lügenmacher’ – one of ...