Max Weber and Karl Marx

Author: Karl Lowith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134869991

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

From Max Weber

Essays in Sociology

Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136611223

Category: Political Science

Page: 494

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Max Weber (1864-1920) was one of the most prolific and influential sociologists of the twentieth century. This classic collection draws together his key papers. This edition contains a new preface by Professor Bryan S. Turner.

Ancient Judaism

Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439119181

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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Weber’s classic study which deals specifically with: Types of Asceticism and the Significance of Ancient Judaism, History and Social Organization of Ancient Palestine, Political Organization and Religious Ideas in the Time of the Confederacy and the Early Kings, Political Decline, Religious Conflict and Biblical Prophecy.

Emile Durkheim: Selected Writings

Author: Emile Durkheim

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139935526

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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This 1972 book is a collection of Durkheim's writings drawing upon the whole body of his work. Dr Giddens takes his selections from a wide variety of sources and includes a number of items from untranslated writings in the Revue Philosophique, Annee Sociologique and from L'evolution pedagogue en France. Selections from previously translated writings have been checked against the originals and amended or re-translated where necessary. Dr Giddens arranges his selections thematically rather than chronologically. However, extracts from all phases of Durkheim's intellectual career are represented, giving the date of their first publication, which makes the evolution of his thought easily traceable. In his introduction Dr Giddens discusses phases in the interpretation of Durkheim's thought, as well as the main themes in his work, with an analysis of the effects of his thinking on modern sociology. The book is for students at any level taking courses in sociology, social anthropology and social theory in which Durkheim is one of the major writers studied.

The Essential Weber

A Reader

Author: Max Weber,Sam Whimster

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415244268

Category: Philosophy

Page: 422

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Weber is increasingly being recognized as the theorist of modernity. This reader, put together by one of the world's leading Weber scholars, introduces a new generation to Weber's ideas.

Max Weber on Economy and Society (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Robert Holton,Bryan S. Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136830707

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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First published in 1989, this re-issue concerns itself with the relevance of Max Weber's sociology for the understanding of modern times. The book outlines key tenets of Weber's sociology and points to the valuable legacy of Weber's thought in contemporary intellectual debate, particularly with regard to secularization and rationalization of global cultures, the crisis of Marxism, the rise of the New Right and the emergence of post-modernism. This book offers an authoritative and insightful study which brings to light, not only the contemporary relevance of Weber's social theory, but also offering a broad perspective for the analysis of social questions.

Max Weber's Theory of Modernity

The Endless Pursuit of Meaning

Author: Dr Michael Symonds

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472462866

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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Weber’s theory of meaning and modernity is articulated through an understanding of his account of the way in which the pursuit of meaning in the modern world has been shaped by the loss of Western religion and how such pursuit gives sense to the phenomena of human suffering and death. Through a close, scholarly reading of Weber’s extensive writings and Vocation Lectures, the author explores the concepts of ‘paradox’ and ‘brotherliness’ as found in Weber’s work, in order to offer an original exposition of Weber’s actual theory of how meaning and meaninglessness work in the modern world.

Max Weber's 'Science as a Vocation'

Author: Peter Lassman,Irving Velody,Herminio Martins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138980600

Category:

Page: 236

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Max Weber's lecture 'Science as a Vocation' is a classic of social thought, in which central questions are posed about the nature of social and political thought and action. The lecture has often taken to be a summation of Weber's thought. It can also be argued that, together with the responses of its admirers and critics, it provides a focus for discussion of the nature of modernity and its political consequences, and of the philosophical and political implications of the social or human sciences. This volume provides a full, clear, revised translation of the lecture, together with translations from the German of key contributions to the lively debate that followed its publication. The book concludes with a substantial essay on the current significance of the lecture, which discusses its relevance to the debates about the nature of science as a cultural phenomenon; the disjunction between science and nature; Weber's conception of the disenchantment of the world; the division of scientific labour; and the fundamental nature and place of sociology.

The Theory Of Social And Economic Organization

Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439188874

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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This book is an introduction to Max Weber’s ambitious comparative study of the sociological and institutional foundations of the modern economic and social order. In this work originally published in German in 1920, Weber discusses the analytical methods of sociology and, at the same time, presents a devastating critique of prevailing sociological theory and of its universalist, determinist underpinnings. None of Weber’s other writings offers the reader such a grasp of his theories; none displays so clearly his erudition, the scope of his interests, and his analytical powers.

Max Weber

Author: Frank Parkin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317828410

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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This study of Weber's sociology, written by an eminent authority, is a clear and illuminating discussion of the most important elements of Weber's thinking. The book concentrates on four main elements of Weber's work: his approach to sociological method, ethical neutrality and historical explanation; his influential work on religion and capitalism; his theory of authority and political power; and his contribution to the analysis of class, status and party.

Weber: Political Writings

Author: Max Weber,Peter Lassman,Ronald Speirs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521397193

Category: History

Page: 390

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Max Weber (1864-1920), generally known as a founder of modern social science, was concerned with political affairs throughout his life. The texts in this edition span his career and illustrate the development of his political thinking on the fate of Germany and the nature of politics in the modern Western state in an age of cultural "disenchantment." The introduction discusses the central themes of Weber's political thought, and a chronology, notes and an annotated bibliography place him in his political and cultural context.

The Third Digital Divide

A Weberian Approach to Digital Inequalities

Author: Massimo Ragnedda

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131706433X

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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Drawing on the thought of Max Weber, in particular his theory of stratification, this book engages with the question of whether the digital divide simply extends traditional forms of inequality, or whether it also includes new forms of social exclusion, or perhaps manifests counter-trends that alleviate traditional inequalities whilst constituting new modalities of inequality. With attention to the manner in which social stratification in the digital age is reproduced and transformed online, the author develops an account of stratification as it exists in the digital sphere, advancing the position that, just as in the social sphere, inequalities in the online world go beyond the economic elements of inequality. As such, study of the digital divide should focus not simply on class dynamics or economic matters, but cultural aspects - such as status or prestige - and political aspects - such as group affiliations. Demonstrating the enduring relevance of Weber’s distinctions with regard to social inequality, The Third Digital Divide: A Weberian approach to rethinking digital inequalities explores the ways in which online activities and digital skills vary according to crucial sociological dimensions, explaining these in concrete terms in relation to the dynamics of social class, social status and power. As such, it will be of interest to social scientists with interests in sociological theory, the sociology of science and technology, and inequality and the digital divide.

Classical Attempt at Theoretical Synthesis (Theoretical Logic in Sociology)

Max Weber

Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317808649

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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The limits of one-dimensional theory are strikingly revealed in the schools that the founders of the major sociological traditions established. In this volume Max Weber is presented as the theorist who laid out new starting points and the author considers his work as a response, in part, to the idealist tradition which (in Volume 2), he maintains that Durkheim represents. As Weber was less able to avoid ambiguity, the author examines the weaknesses and efforts at ‘paradigm revision’.

Classical Sociological Theory

Author: Craig Calhoun,Joseph Gerteis,James Moody,Steven Pfaff,Indermohan Virk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470655674

Category: Social Science

Page: 557

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Complements Contemporary sociological theory.

Readings from Emile Durkheim

Author: Prof Kenneth Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134951264

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Emile Durkheim is regarded as a "founding father" of sociology, and is studied in all basic sociology courses. This handy textbook is a key collection of translations from Durkheim's major works.

For Durkheim

Essays in Historical and Cultural Sociology

Author: Edward A. Tiryakian

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754671558

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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For Durkheim is a collection of essays written by the author over the past 40 years and follows in the footsteps of previous volumes on For Marx and For Weber. Many of the essays are either difficult to find or were not widely disseminated at the time of publication and now come together in this comprehensive collection.

The Problem of Sociology

Author: David Lee,Howard Newby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134868812

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

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First Published in 1983. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Routledge Reader on the Sociology of Music

Author: John Shepherd,Kyle Devine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135007918

Category: Music

Page: 386

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The Routledge Reader on the Sociology of Music offers the first collection of source readings and new essays on the latest thinking in the sociology of music. Interest in music sociology has increased dramatically over the past decade, yet there is no anthology of essential and introductory readings. The volume includes a comprehensive survey of the field’s history, current state and future research directions. It offers six source readings, thirteen popular contemporary essays, and sixteen fresh, new contributions, along with an extended Introduction by the editors. The Routledge Reader on the Sociology of Music represents a broad reference work that will be a resource for the current generation of sociologically inclined musicologists and musically inclined sociologists, whether researchers, teachers or students.

Max Weber

An Intellectual Portrait

Author: Reinhard Bendix

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520031944

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 522

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The purpose of this book is to make Weber's sociological work more accessible and more thematically coherent than it is either in the original or in translation. This volume is used as an introduction to the study of orignal Weber texts and gives the reader a systematic presentation of Weber's sociological studies.

Max Weber on Capitalism, Bureaucracy and Religion

Author: Stanislav Andreski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135657637

Category: Reference

Page: 176

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For this important selection from Weber, sections of text from Weber's major works (Gesammelte, Aufsatze Zur Religionssoziologie, including The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism; General Economic History; and The Agrarian Sociology of Ancient Civilisations) have been carefully edited and substantially translated to form a coherent and integrated volume. Professor Andreski's aim has been to use Weber's own works to explain crucial turns in the evolution of societies and cultures, while eliminating the difficulties of language and frequent mistranslation which have previously made Weber so difficult and baffling for students new to his work. An essay by Andreski introduces the selections, which are centred on Weber's principal interest, the relationship between capitalism, religion and bureaucracy. He seeks to correct those misinterpretations of Weber's work which have stressed his classification, rather than his attempts to theorise and explain social phenomena on the basis of a comparitive analysis of universal historical trends. This book was first published in 1983.