Answer questions

1. What is the main problem or dilemma that Simmel sees in metropolitan life and modern life in general? How does it compare with Weber’s diagnosis of modernity?2. Trace how the “spirit of capitalism” (Weber) developed from the Puritans to the “iron cage” of today, citing an example of the latter from current events.3. Discuss DuBois’ sociological theory of race and how he used concepts from the microsociology Cooley and Mead.4. How did the microsociologists Cooley and Mead (and even Simmel) attempt to link micro (small-scale) and macro (large-scale) levels of social life? Provide an example of how they might link these two levels.