Compare And Contrast George Simmel And W. E. B.

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George Simmel and W. E. B." Du Bois are two brightest mind in sociology history. Their theories and books has change the way people look at each other. In this paper is going to discuss and compare how George Simmel’s the stranger is parallel to "W. E. B." Du Bois’s double consciousness. How each theory or term are similar and different. Both theorists talks about being an outsider one way or another. Either being by society or by a way person look.
W.E.B Du Bois in his books try to eyes to the truth about the world and influences people to speak out to bigger audience about racism, rejection and to promote equality. Bois wrote "The souls of Black Folk" in 1903. The book explained the effects of racism on African Americans and how they view themselves (Du Bois, Intellectual Influences & Core Ideas, 11-16-16). Du Bois wanted to show people what it was to be African American in America. Du Bois believe segration did more than deny African Americans but deny them fair access to jobs, education and
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E. B." Du Bois’s double consciousness relate to George Simmel’s the stranger? How are their ideas similar? How are their ideas different? Well George Simmel’s the stranger talks about being part of society but not being connected to it. It’s the same thing with Du Bois’s double consciousness with African Americans. African Americans do not see themselves as part of America. They seem themselves as outcast or not equal compare to white people. Another similarity both terms Du Bois and Simmel represent how people might feel. Another similarity that European Jews felt indistinct and remote were often restricted in professional activities to mobile occupations such as trading and finance as trading and finance because not permitted to own property land (Du Bois, Intellectual Influences & Core Ideas, 11-16-16). That’s the same thing DuBois was saying deny with African Americans fair access to jobs, education and opportunity and was held back from achieving

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