The Ferdinand Tönnies Society was founded in 1956 in Kiel, Germany. Its main purpose is to further sociological research, especially on Ferdinand Tönnies , the founder of German sociology.
The society publishes an edition of Tönnies′ complete works which has been reconstructed using the "textual criticism" technique , Alexander Deichsel, Cornelius Bickel, Rolf Fechner Carsten Schlüter-Knauer, and Uwe Carstens ; Berlin and New York, Walter de Gruyter 1998- ). The FTG also publishes the bi-annual Tönnies-Forum magazine.
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