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dmcs1 | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Honors

Posted July 5, 2013 at 4:27 PM via web

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Discuss the main similarities and differences between Simmel’s views on individual culture and Weber’s views on the iron cage of bureaucracy. 

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted July 5, 2013 at 10:28 PM (Answer #1)

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Simmel's view on individual culture is in part that objective culture (the manifestation in culture of social forces) will pose a threat to individual culture through reification (objectification, manifestation) of social influences.

Individual culture: the capacity of individuals to produce, absorb, and control elements of objective culture (Sociological Theory, McGraw-Hll)

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