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By Arthur Asa Berger San Francisco State University

During this sociology textbook/mystery novel, scholars can sign up for Sherlock Holmes and Watson as they find a new quarter ripe for acrimony and intrigue: social idea. In 1910, the main trendy social theorists on the earth assemble in London for a convention at the new technological know-how of sociology. issues swiftly disintegrate, although, as a struggle breaks out, a jewel is stolen, and well-known sociologist Emile Durkheim disappears. As Sherlock Holmes and Watson examine, it seems that social thought won't basically clarify actions--in this situation, it can be the reason for them. So Holmes and Watson examine social thought itself, studying without delay from these developing it: W.E.B. Du Bois, Sigmund Freud, Vladimir Lenin, Beatrice Webb, Georg Simmel, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber. The theories, lives, and passions of every sociologist are published as Holmes and Watson, study first-hand simply how influential social conception may be.

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Something astonishing has happened. It seems that last night a group of these sociologsts, the main speakers at the conference, got together for dinner in a private suite at Claridge’s restaurant. There was Max Weber and his wife, Marianne, from Germany I believe it was Weber’s wife who had suggested that the speakers all should have dinner together. And there was another German sociologist there as well . . Georg Simmel. His wife didn’t attend as she was visiting a friend. I take it that Weber and Simmel were good friends.

It is possible but most unlikely, I thought, that one of the famous sociologists actually stole the jewel. If so, there would be a terrific scandal. But there was no detective in England who was Holmes’s equal and he had a genius for solving crimes that seemed, to everyone else, insoluble. “Good luck with your interviews,” Lestrade said as he left. “Thank you, Lestrade,” said Holmes. “Professors are never easy to deal with. They are either difficult to pry information out of, because they are terribly afraid they will say something wrong and get caught doing so, or they are just the opposite .

In the middle of a particularly pleasant passage, he stopped. 29 30 Arthur Asa Berger “Watson,”he announced, “I now know what we must do. ” “But Holmes, we weren’t invited,” I reminded him. “Not as guests, Watson. We will help serve the guests. The owner of Claridge’s has taken advantage of my services in the past and it will be no problem to arrange for us to be put on as part of the staff. We will, of course, disguise ourselves. Mrs. Weber won’t give us away but others may recognize us. Please remember to bring your medical bag and your trusty revolver, though it is not likely that you will have need for either of them.

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