The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135974055

Category: Reference

Page: 347

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For the first time in 70 years, a new translation of Max Weber's classic The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism --one of the seminal works in sociology-- published in September 2001. Translator Stephen Kalberg is an internationally acclaimed Weberian scholar, and in this new translation he offers a precise and nuanced rendering that captures both Weber's style and the unusual subtlety of his descriptions and causal arguments. Weber's original italicization, highlighting major themes, has been restored, and Kalberg has standardized Weber's terminology to better facilitate understanding of the various twists and turns in his complex lines of reasoning. Weber's compelling work remains influential for these reasons: it explores the continuing debate regarding the origins and legacy of modem capitalism in the West; it helps the reader understand today's global economic development; and it plumbs the deep cultural forces that affect contemporary work life and the workplace in the United States and Europe. This new edition/translation also includes a glossary; Weber's 1906 essay, "The Protestant Sects and the Spirit of Capitalism"; and Weber's masterful prefatory remarks to his Collected Essays in the Sociology of Religion, in which he defines the uniqueness of Western societies and asks what "ideas and interests" combined to create modem Western rationalism
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Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

Author: Chris Hann,Hermann Goltz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520260562

Category: Social Science

Page: 375

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Chiefly rev. papers from a conference held in Sept. 2005 at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.
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Seven Moralities of Human Resource Management

Author: T. Klikauer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137455780

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 363

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Seven Moralities of Human Resource Management analyses morality of HRM from the perspective of American psychologist Laurence Kohlberg. This book examines and makes value judgements on whether or not HRM is moral from the viewpoint of Kohlberg's seven stages of morality as a follow-up study of the author's 2012 book, Seven Management Moralities.
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The Knowledge of Culture and the Culture of Knowledge

Implications for Theory, Policy and Practice

Author: E. Carayannis,A. Pirzadeh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137383526

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 221

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The Knowledge of Culture and the Culture of Knowledge explores the construct of information and information culture and its relationship to the prevailing culture. The author provides an analysis of the relationship of media to the core constructs in the book by explaining why they have been put together to form one single idea.
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Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit

Drei Studien zur Kunstsoziologie

Author: Walter Benjamin

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518734059

Category: Philosophy

Page: 112

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Walter Benjamin beschreibt in dem Aufsatz Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit die geschichtlichen, sozialen und ästhetischen Prozesse, die mit der technischen Reproduzierbarkeit des Kunstwerkes zusammenhängen. In die Reihe der kunstsoziologischen Arbeiten Benjamins gehören auch die beiden hier zum ersten Mal in Buchform veröffentlichten Texte: Kleine Geschichte der Photographie (1931) und Eduard Fuchs, der Sammler und der Historiker (1937). Sie erhärten Benjamins Einsichten am Einzelfall.
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Social Movements in Global Politics

Author: David West

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745671985

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Social Movements in Global Politics is a timely new account of the unconventional, ‘extra-institutional’ activities of social movements. In the face of impending global crises and stubborn conflicts, a conventional view of politics risks leaving us confused and fatalistic, feeling powerless because we are unaware of all that can be achieved by political means. By contrast, a variety of recent social movements, ranging from those of women, gays and lesbians and anti-racists, to environmentalists, the Occupy movement and the Arab Spring, demonstrate the enormous potential of political action beyond the institutional sphere of politics. At the same time, religious fundamentalists, racial supremacists and ultra-nationalists make clear that movements are not necessarily progressive and are often at odds with one another. West highlights the many ways in which national and global institutions depend on a broader context of extra-institutional action or what is, in effect, the formative dimension of politics. He explores some of the major contributions of social movements: from the genealogy of liberal democratic nation-states, sixties’ radicalism and the ‘new social movements’ to the politics of sexuality, gender and identity, the politicization of nature and climate, and alter-globalization. The book also considers current theoretical approaches and sets out the basis for a critical theory of social movements. This is a fresh and original account of social movements in politics and will be essential reading for any students and scholars interested in the challenges and the unpredictable potential of political action.
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Die feinen Unterschiede

Kritik der gesellschaftlichen Urteilskraft

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518576250

Category: Aesthetics, French

Page: 877

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Die Analyse des kulturellen Konsums ist für alle von Interesse, die geneigt sind, ihre eigenen, meist als selbstverständlich aufgefassten kulturellen Vorlieben und Praktiken zu prüfen. Der Reiz und das Verdienst des Buches liegen darin, dass der Autor immer im Kontakt zum konkreten Alltag bleibt. Die Lektüre der Feinen Unterschiede wird ein spannender Selbsterfahrungsprozess.
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Classical Sociological Theory

A Reader

Author: Ian McIntosh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

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"How much compensation ought to be paid to a woman who was raped 7,500 times? What would the members of the Commission want for their daughters if their daughters had been raped even once?" Karen Parker, speaking before the U.N. Commission on Human Rights Seemingly every week, a new question arises relative to the current worldwide ferment over human injustices. Why does the U.S. offer $20,000 atonement money to Japanese Americans relocated to concentration camps during World War II, while not even apologizing to African Americans for 250 years of human bondage and another century of institutionalized discrimination? How can the U.S. and Canada best grapple with the genocidal campaigns against Native Americans on which their countries were founded? How should Japan make amends to Korean "comfort women" sexually enslaved during World War II? Why does South Africa deem it necessary to grant amnesty to whites who tortured and murdered blacks under apartheid? Is Germany's highly praised redress program, which has paid billions of dollars to Jews worldwide, a success, and, as such, an example for others? More generally, is compensation for a historical wrong dangerous "blood money" that allows a nation to wash its hands forever of its responsibility to those it has injured? A rich collection of essays from leading scholars, pundits, activists, and political leaders the world over, many written expressly for this volume, When Sorry Isn't Enoughalso includes the voices of the victims of some of the world's worst atrocities, thereby providing a panoramic perspective on an international controversy often marked more by heat than reason.
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To Kill the King

Post-Traditional Governance and Bureaucracy

Author: David John Farmer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317453557

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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To Kill the King sketches post-traditional consciousness in terms of three rejuvenating concepts - thinking as play, justice as seeking, and practice as art. In a series of critical essays on each of these concepts, the book describes a post-traditional consciousness of governance that can yield enormous improvement in the quality of life for each individual. To Kill the King will appeal to any professor (whether in the post-modern camp or not) who wants to expose students to fresh challenges and insights.
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Marx' Gespenster

der Staat der Schuld, die Trauerarbeit und die neue Internationale

Author: Jacques Derrida

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518292594

Category: Communism

Page: 245

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Marx, Karl (1818-1883).
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In the Shadow of Progress

Being Human in the Age of Technology

Author: Eric Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 181

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Offers a thought-provoking reflection on both the benefits and dangers of progress, arguing that we need to understand the limits and realities of progress in order to truly discover what it means to be a human being, living in time and burdened by mortality.
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Polish Sociological Review

Quarterly of the Polish Sociological Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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Capitalism

A Graphic Guide

Author: Dan Cryan

Publisher: Totem Books

ISBN: 9781848310551

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 175

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Introduces the concept of capitalism, discussing such topics as its history, leading theorists and proponents, and its impact on workers and politics.
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Finding Herem?

A Study of Luke-Acts in the Light of Herem

Author: Hyung Dae Park

Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark

ISBN: 9780567045508

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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Presents a thorough study of the subject of Herem in the Old Testament, in Second Temple Jewish literature, in Luke-Acts, and in the New Testament.
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Max Weber

Author: Dirk Kaesler

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 340662250X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Zu Recht gilt Max Weber (1864–1920) heute international als einer der einflussreichsten Denker des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seine Werke zählen in den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften zu den Schlüsseltexten der wissenschaftlichen Ausbildung. Dirk Kaesler zeichnet knapp und anschaulich die entscheidenden Stationen seines Lebens und Wirkens nach und macht deutlich, wie eng sowohl die Themen der wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten Webers als auch deren Ergebnisse mit zeitgenössischen und familienbiographischen Zusammenhängen verflochten sind.
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Open Marxism: Emancipating Marx

Author: Werner Bonefeld,Richard Gunn,Kosmas Psychopedis

Publisher: Pluto Pr

ISBN: 9780745308630

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Organizational Behaviour

Author: John Martin

Publisher: Cengage Learning Business Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 955

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This is a comprehensive main-course text for organisational behaviour and related studies, designed to provide a strong critical understanding of both theory and managerial implications.
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Theorizing classical sociology

Author: Larry J. Ray

Publisher: Open Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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* How did classical sociology emerge and take shape? * What is the significance of classical sociology for current theoretical debates? * How can the classical tradition in social theory inform our understanding of the crisis of modernity? Social theory has been formed through elaboration and critique of the classical tradition, and this introductory volume illuminates current theoretical terrain by examining major classical theories - of Saint-Simon, Comte, Marx, Durkheim, Dilthey, Tonnies, Simmel and Weber - highlighting recurring themes and debates. It explains how classical sociology emerged through a debate with the Enlightenment, in which the concept of the 'social' took shape. This was constructed around various themes emphasizing contrasting components of social life - including material, cultural, rational and moral factors. These divergent theorizations set the scene for the play of theoretical oppositions that characterize much subsequent theoretical dispute. Along with these debates there were questions about the very identity of sociology, which in turn relate to a core issue in the discipline - grasping the crisis of modernity. This authoritative text introduces the key issues of classical sociology to undergraduates, making use of student-friendly features such as clear summaries, further reading and a glossary. It lays the foundations for an understanding of contemporary discussion, and will also be recognized at the postgraduate level as a key reference in the field.
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