The Social Thought of Max Weber

Author: Stephen Kalberg

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483371514

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Stephen Kalberg's The Social Thought of Max Weber, the newest volume of the SAGE Social Thinkers series, provides a concise introduction to the work, life, and influence of Max Weber, considered to be one of three most important founders (along with Marx and Durkheim) of sociology. The book serves as an excellent introduction to the full range of Weber’s major themes, and explores in detail the extent to which they are relevant today. It is ideal for use as a self-contained volume or in conjunction with other sociological theory textbooks.
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The Social Thought of Emile Durkheim

Author: Alexander Riley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 145220263X

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

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This new volume of the SAGE Social Thinkers series provides a concise introduction to the work, life, and influences of Émile Durkheim, one of the informal “holy trinity” of sociology’s founding thinkers, along with Weber and Marx. The author shows that Durkheim’s perspective is arguably the most properly sociological of the three. He thought through the nature of society, culture, and the complex relationship of the individual to the collective in a manner more concentrated and thorough than any of his contemporaries during the period when sociology was emerging as a discipline.
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The Social Thought of C. Wright Mills

Author: A. Javier Trevino

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412993938

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 213

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This inaugural volume of the Pine Forge Press Social Thinkers series provides a concise introduction to the work, life, and influences of C. Wright Mills. Accessible and provocative, this book closely examines the writings and ideas of C. Wright Mills that now, over half a century later, remain crucial in better understanding today's world. The book's primary focus is on two of his lifelong intellectual concerns: the interrelationship between social structure and personality and the bureaucratization of modern society and the power relations it produces. The book is ideal for use as a self-contained volume or in conjunction with sociological theory textbooks.
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The Social Thought of Georg Simmel

Author: Horst J. Helle

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483316068

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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This new volume of the SAGE Social Thinkers series, The Social Thought of Georg Simmel provides a concise introduction to the work, life, and influences of Georg Simmel. Horst J. Helle closely examines the writings and ideas of Simmel that introduced a new way of looking at culture and society and helped establish sociology’s place among the academic fields. The book focuses on the key intellectual concerns of Simmel, including the process of individualization, religion, private and family life, cities, and modernization. It is ideal for use as a self-contained volume or in conjunction with other sociological theory books.
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Key Sociological Thinkers

Second Edition

Author: Rob Stones

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137199601

Category: Philosophy

Page: 408

View: 2008

The second edition of this popular and established text provides a comprehensive guide to 23 of the most influential thinkers in sociology. Written by leading academics in the field, Key Sociological Thinkers 2e provides a clear and contextualized introduction to classical and contemporary theory. Each chapter offers an insightful assessment of a different theorist, exploring their lives, works and legacies. Drawing upon examples from the everyday world, an innovative 'Seeing Things Differently' section in every chapter demonstrates how theoretical ideas can be used to illuminate aspects of social life in new ways. Included in this new edition: • Four new chapters, looking at Theodor Adorno, Michael Mann, Dorothy Smith and Zygmunt Bauman • Chapter updates on recent developments • An important new introduction • Three types of contents page to provide easy navigation of the text • Useful glossary boxes throughout, with their own dedicated contents page, to highlight and explain complex theoretical ideas. Key Sociological Thinkers 2e provides a stimulating overview of the best of sociological thought, from Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim and Georg Simmel to Nancy Chodorow, Michel Foucault and Anthony Giddens. It continues to be an essential text for all students of sociological theory.
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Max Weber and the New Century

Author: Alan Sica

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351506498

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

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"The most profound and enduring social theorist of sociology's classical period, Max Weber speaks as cogently to concerns of the new century as he did to those of the past. Over the past seventy years, those special ideas that have become identified as ""Weberian"" have become especially pertinent to those who would analyze today's socioeconomic and cultural life. They offer the possibility of a more acute understanding of our immediate future than reliance on the ideas of any other social theorist in the pantheon. Alan Sica demonstrates Weber's preeminent position and lasting vitality within social theory by applying them to topics of contemporary concern. The result will appeal to experts and novices alike.Max Weber and the New Century documents the continuing usefulness of Weber's unrivalled social thought. Sica offers a series of linked studies that treat Weber's concept of rationalization as expressed in different cultural forms, the role of Weberian ideas in contemporary historiography, the uses of Weber's image in the popular imagination, the rhetorical structure of Economy and Society, and Weber's relationship to modern philosophical thought. Conceptually and practically, this volume is a companion piece to the author's forthcoming Max Weber: A Comprehensive Bibliography--a 3,600-item bibliography of works by and about Weber in English--which, for the first time, will allow scholars to explore the universe of Weberian analysis.Max Weber and the New Century is a valuable addition to the library of social scientists, historians, philosophers, economists, and students of intellectual history. It shows that Weber--the scholar as much as his ideas--continues to inspire fruitful social and cultural analyses."
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In the Grip of Freedom

Law and Modernity in Max Weber

Author: Cary Boucock

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802083425

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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Examining the relationship between Weber's Sociology of Law and his interpretation of the structure and meaning of modern society, Boucock looks at Weber's thought in the context of developments in Canada since 1982.
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Max Weber

The Lawyer as Social Thinker

Author: Stephen P. Turner,Regis A. Factor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134917538

Category: Social Science

Page: 124

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Visions of the Sociological Tradition

Author: Donald N. Levine

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226475479

Category: Social Science

Page: 365

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Don Levine moves from the origins of systematic knowledge in ancient Greece to the present day to present an account that is at once a history of the social science enterprise and an introduction to the cornerstone works of Western social thought. "Visions" has three meanings, each of which corresponds to a part of the book. In Part 1, Levine presents the ways previous sociologists have rendered accounts of their discipline, as a series of narratives—or "life stories"—that build upon each other, generation to generation, a succession of efforts to envisage a coherent past for the sake of a purposive present. In Part 2, the heart of the book, Levine offers his own narrative, reconnecting centuries of voices into a richly textured dialogue among the varied strands of the sociological tradition: Hellenic, British, French, German, Marxian, Italian, and American. Here, in a tour de force of clarity and conciseness, he tracks the formation of the sociological imagination through a series of conversations across generations. From classic philosophy to pragmatism, Aristotle to W. I. Thomas, Levine maps the web of visionary statements—confrontations and oppositions—from which social science has grown. At the same time, this is much more than an expert synthesis of social theory. Throughout each stage, Levine demonstrates social knowledge has grown in response to three recurring questions: How shall we live? What makes humans moral creatures? How do we understand the world? He anchors the creation of social knowledge to ethical foundations, and shows for the first time how differences in those foundations disposed the shapers of modern social science—among them, Marshall and Spencer, Comte and Durkheim, Simmel and Weber, Marx and Mosca, Dewey and Park—to proceed in vastly different ways. In Part 3, Levine offers a vision of the contemporary scene, setting the crisis of fragmentation in social sciences against the fragmentation of experience and community. By reconstructing the history of social thought as a series of fundamentally moral engagements with common themes, he suggests new uses for sociology's intellectual resources: not only as insight about the nature of modernity, but also as a model of mutually respectful communication in an increasingly fractious world.
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Max Webers Theorie des modernen Staates

Herkunft, Struktur und Bedeutung

Author: Andreas Anter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783428143665

Category: State, The

Page: 270

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Diese vielbeachtete Studie unternimmt eine umfassende Darstellung und Interpretation der Weberschen Staatstheorie. Sie rekonstruiert die über das Werk verstreuten Fragmente, zeigt die Herkunft der einzelnen Konzepte und ihre Bedeutung für die heutige Staatslehre. Andreas Anter weist nach, wie eng Weber sich an zeitgenössische Denker anlehnt - insbesondere an Georg Jellinek und Friedrich Nietzsche - und ihre Konzepte zuspitzt und modifiziert. Zugleich wird Max Webers Ambivalenz deutlich: das Schwanken zwischen einer etatistischen Haltung, die sich an der Staatsräson orientiert, und einer individualistischen Position, die nach der Freiheit des Einzelnen fragt. ”Anter hat eine von souveränem Überblick über das Umfeld getragene, auch stilistisch ansprechende Studie geschrieben, die für jede Beschäftigung mit dem Thema unumgänglich ist.“
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Max Weber lesen

Author: Stephen Kalberg

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839404452

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

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Wie lassen sich die Ursprünge des modernen Kapitalismus erklären? Was macht die Einzigartigkeit der abendländischen Entwicklung aus? Was bedeutet das Vorherrschen der »formalen Rationalität« in der Industriegesellschaft für die Frage, nach welchen Werten wir heute leben? Und bringt die Bürokratisierung unserer Gesellschaft notwendigerweise eine Einschränkung der Demokratie mit sich? Max Webers Antworten auf diese Fragen, die er aus einem großen Fundus historisch-vergleichenden Wissens schöpft, haben bis heute nichts von ihrer Relevanz verloren. Als eine umfassende Einführung in alle zentralen Aspekte des vielfältigen Werkes von Max Weber verfolgt das Buch des amerikanischen Weber-Experten Stephen Kalberg einen besonderen Ansatz: Es geht den Hauptfragen Webers durch das gesamte Werk hindurch nach.
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Max Weber

Die Leidenschaft des Denkens

Author: Joachim Radkau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423347907

Category:

Page: 924

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Marx, Durkheim, Weber

Formations of Modern Social Thought

Author: Ken Morrison

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761970568

Category: Social Science

Page: 465

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This Second Edition is a thoroughly revised, expanded version of the bestselling student text in classical social theory. Author Kenneth Morrison provides an authoritative, accessible undergraduate guide to the three pivotal figures in the classical tradition. Readable and stimulating, the Second Edition of Marx, Durkheim, Weber: Formations of Modern Social Thought explains the key ideas of these thinkers and situates them in their historical and philosophical contexts.
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Max Weber

A Biography

Author: Joachim Radkau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745683428

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 700

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Max Weber (1864-1920) is recognized throughout the world as the most important classic thinker in the social sciences – there is simply no one in the history of the social sciences who has been more influential. The affinity between capitalism and protestantism, the religious origins of the Western world, the force of charisma in religion as well as in politics, the all-embracing process of rationalization and the bureaucratic price of progress, the role of legitimacy and of violence as offsprings of leadership, the ‘disenchantment’ of the modern world together with the never-ending power of religion, the antagonistic relation between intellectualism and eroticism: all these are key concepts which attest to the enduring fascination of Weber’s thinking. The tremendous influence exerted by Max Weber was due not only to the power of his ideas but also to the fact that behind his theories one perceived a man with a marked character and a tragic destiny. However, for nearly 80 years, our understanding of the life of Max Weber was dominated by the biography published in 1926 by his widow, Marianne Weber. The lack of a great Weber biography was one of the strangest and most glaring gaps in the literature of the social sciences. For various reasons the task was difficult; time and again, attempts to write a new biography of Max Weber ended in failure. When Joachim Radkau’s biography appeared in Germany in 2005 it caused a sensation. Based on an abundance of previously unknown sources and richly embedded in the German history of the time, this is the first fully comprehensive biography of Max Weber ever to appear. Radkau brings out, in a way that no one has ever done before, the intimate interrelations between Weber’s thought and his life experience. He presents detailed revelations about the great enigmas of Weber’s life: his suffering and erotic experiences, his fears and his desires, his creative power and his methods of work as well as his religious experience and his relation to nature and to death. By understanding the great drama of his life, we discover a new Max Weber, until now unknown in many respects, and, at the same time, we gain a new appreciation of his work. Joachim Radkau, born in 1943, is Professor of Modern History at the Bielefeld University, Germany. His interest in Max Weber dates back nearly forty years when he worked together with the German-American historian George W. F. Hallgarten (Washington), a refugee who left Germany in 1933 and who, as a student, listened to Weber’s last lecture in summer 1920. Radkau’s main works include Die deutsche Emigration in den USA (1971); Deutsche Industrie und Politik (together with G. W. F. Hallgarten, 1974), Aufstieg und Krise der deutschen Atomwirtschaft (1983), Technik in Deutschland (1989), Das Zeitalter der Nervosität (1998), Natur und Macht: Eine Weltgeschichte der Umwelt (2000).
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An Invitation to Classical Sociology

Meditations on Some Great Social Thinkers

Author: Franco Ferrarotti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780739105085

Category: Social Science

Page: 159

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Franco Ferrarotti offers a series of profiles on sociology's most important classical social and political thinkers, covering eighteenth and nineteenth-century writers and concluding with the American economist Thorstein Veblen. This is a general introduction to the history of modern social thought as well as a study of each of these thinkers within his social and historical context. It is also an interpretation of them from a distinctly European social and philosophical perspective, treating as major thinkers some, such as Ferguson and Veblen, who are not typically included in the canon of classical social thinkers. Ferrarotti hopes to reinvigorate interest in classical theoretical concerns and to spark a discussion about the important legacy that sociology brings to bear on our understanding of human social action.
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Prisms

Author: Theodor W. Adorno

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262510257

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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The eminent critic and scholar analyzes a wide range of topics, including Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, jazz, the music of Bach, and museums
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The Legitimacy of the Modern Age

Author: Hans Blumenberg

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262521055

Category: Philosophy

Page: 677

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In this major work, Blumenberg takes issue with Karl Löwith's well-known thesis thatthe idea of progress is a secularized version of Christian eschatology, which promises a dramaticintervention that will consummate the history of the world from outside. Instead, Blumenberg argues,the idea of progress always implies a process at work within history, operating through an internallogic that ultimately expresses human choices and is legitimized by human self-assertion, by man'sresponsibility for his own fate.Hans Blumenberg is professor of philosophy at the University ofMünster. The Legitimacy of the Modern Age is included in the series Studies in Contemporary GermanSocial Thought, edited by Thomas McCarthy.
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In an Age of Experts

The Changing Role of Professionals in Politics and Public Life

Author: Steven Brint

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691026077

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

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Since the 1960s the number of highly educated professionals in America has grown dramatically. During this time scholars and journalists have described the group as exercising increasing influence over cultural values and public affairs. The rise of this putative "new class" has been greeted with idealistic hope or ideological suspicion on both the right and the left. In an Age of Experts challenges these characterizations, showing that claims about the distinctive politics and values of the professional stratum have been overstated, and that the political preferences of professionals are much more closely linked to those of business owners and executives than has been commonly assumed.Since the 1960s the number of highly educated professionals in America has grown dramatically. During this time scholars and journalists have described the group as exercising increasing influence over cultural values and public affairs. The rise of this putative "new class" has been greeted with idealistic hope or ideological suspicion on both the right and the left. In an Age of Experts challenges these characterizations, showing that claims about the distinctive politics and values of the professional stratum have been overstated, and that the political preferences of professionals are much more closely linked to those of business owners and executives than has been commonly assumed.
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Feminist Sociology

Author: Sara Delamont

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761972544

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

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Exploring the achievements of British feminist sociology in theory, methods and empirical research, Sara Delamont outlines the barriers to the development of feminism and explores contemporary challenges. She provides an unrivalled guide to the origins of feminism in the discipline of sociology, analyzes the uneasy relationships between feminists and the founding fathers, and elucidates the opportunities and challenges presented by postmodernism.
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Sociology as an Art Form (Ppr)

Author: Robert Alexander Nisbet

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412834735

Category: Social Science

Page: 145

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This work aims to show that sociology is indeed an art form, one that had strong kinship with literature, painting, Romantic history, and philosophy in the 19th century, the age in which sociology came into full stature.
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