Georg Simmel's scientific contributions


... Due to the injunction against social interactions with them, they are strangers, akin to marginal bandits and beggars (Weller, 1985), to the "clean" villagers. As such, living ghosts are marked by unpredictability, mobility (imagined or otherwise) and simultaneous belonging and not-belonging (Simmel, 1950(Simmel, [1908). Here, "the ghost [was] not simply dead or a missing person, but a social figure" (Gordon, 2008, p. 8). ...
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