Wolff, Kurt H. , 1912-2003 Edit


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  • 1912-05-20 – 2003-09-17 (Existence)

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  • Wolff, Kurt H. , 1912-2003
  • Wolff, Kurt Heinrich, Dr.

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  • Biography/Historical Note

    Kurt H. Wolff was a German-born American sociologist. A major contributor to the sociology of knowledge and to qualitative and phenomenological approaches in sociology, he also translated from German and from French into English many important works by Georg Simmel, Emile Durkheim and Karl Mannheim. While carrying out anthropological field research in the 1940s in a small community in the southwestern United States, Wolff initially discovered, and began to articulate and to advocate, a new qualitative methodological approach for the study of human society.