The materials upon which this book is based have been collected from a wide range of sources and represent the observation and reflection of men who have seen life from very different points of view. This was necessary in order to bring into the perspective of a single volume the whole wide range of social organization and human life which is the subject-matter of a science of society.
1. Village Life in America (from the Diary of a Young Girl).
Caroline C. Richards
2. Secondary Contacts and City Life. Robert E. Park.
3. Publicity as a Form of Secondary Contact. Robert E. Park
4. From Sentimental to Rational Attitudes. Werner Sombart
5. The Sociological Significance of the "Stranger." Georg Simmel
III. Investigations and Problems
1. Physical Contacts
2. Touch and the Primary Contacts of Intimacy
3. Primary Contacts of Acquaintanceship
4. Secondary Contacts
Bibliography: Materials for the Study of Social Contacts
Topics for Written Themes
Questions for Discussion
* CHAPTER VI. SOCIAL INTERACTION
1. The Concept of Interaction
2. Classification of the Materials
A. Society as Interaction
1. The Mechanistic Interpretation of Society.