Capitalism and Modernity

An Excursus on Marx and Weber

Author: Derek Sayer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134979126

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 3164


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

Capitalism as Religion? A Study of Paul Tillich's Interpretation of Modernity

Author: Francis Ching-Wah Yip

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674021479

Category: Political Science

Page: 215

View: 9294


"Examines Paul Tillich's critical interpretation of capitalism and cultural modernity, highlighting the context of his theology in relation to the Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School, and finally drawing on Jèurgen Moltmann and âEmile Durkheim to develop Tillich's insights into a critical view of capitalism as a global religion and as the culture of modern society"--Provided by publisher.

Capitalism and Classical Social Theory

Second Edition

Author: John Bratton,David Denham

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442606533

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition offers solid coverage of the classical triumvirate (Marx, Durkheim, and Weber), but also extends the canon strategically to include Simmel, four early female theorists, and the writings of Du Bois.

Lewis Mumford

Critic of Culture and Civilization

Author: Shuxue Li

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039115570

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

View: 7559


Lewis Mumford’s achievements as an architectural critic, literary critic and urbanist are well known. However, his contribution to the American studies movement and to cultural studies in general has almost been forgotten in recent years. By situating Mumford’s work in its contemporary intellectual context and by considering some of its legacies for the study of ‘culture and civilization’ - especially in the nascent field of American studies - this book considers Mumford as an ‘author’, drawing out some of the expressive, political and methodological significance of this term. In an attempt to counter frequent arguments that Mumford’s works are inconsistent, repetitive and derivative, the author argues that, taken as a whole, they demonstrate a consistent inter-disciplinary or trans-disciplinary critical project, and that Mumford’s thought is comparable with that of Marx and Weber. The book traces this critical project through Mumford’s works from the early twentieth century and also through his formal process of writing. The author aims to show that Mumford’s project was neither provincial nor reactionary, as some have argued, but was instead a dynamic juxtaposition of past and present that enabled him to imagine a future where humans might fulfil their potential in a more perfectly republican, even utopian, urban space.

Literature in the Public Service

Sublime Bureaucracy

Author: C. Sullivan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113728742X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

View: 3404


How can one make state administrative systems interesting, embody an abstract public ethos and give heroism to homogeneity? The discipline of literature and bureaucracy dismisses Weber's 'neurocrat'. Milton, Trollope and Hare are case studies on implementing the 'what if' visions literature explored during a period of great change in public service

Changing Conversations

Cultural Analysis and Religious Reflection

Author: Sheila Davaney,Dwight N. Hopkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135231753

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 4119


First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Fashion in Modernity

Author: Ulrich Lehmann

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262621717

Category: Design

Page: 531

View: 7291


The history of modernity written as a philosophy of fashion, set in the cultural framework of Paris.

Gender in Applied Communication Contexts

Author: Patrice M. Buzzanell,Helen Sterk,Lynn H. Turner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761928650

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 373

View: 4881


Gender in Applied Communication Contexts explores the intersection and integration of feminist theory as applied to four important areas: organizational communication, health communication, family communication, and instructional communication. This collection of readings links theoretical insights and contributions to pragmatic ways of improving the lives of women and men in a variety of professional and personal situations. Gender in Applied Communication Contexts is recommended for upper-division and graduate-level courses in gender and communication, feminist theory, organizational communication, health communication, instructional communication, and applied communication. This anthology is also recommended as a research resource for scholars in Women’s Studies, Family Studies, and Business and Management.

Natural Women, Cultured Men

A Feminist Perspective on Sociological Theory

Author: R. A. Sydie

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774804912

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 6229


This book examines the work of the classical social theorists --Durkheim, Weber, Marx, Engels and Freud -- from a feminist perspective.The focus is on the theoretical approach adopted by each theorist inhis examination of the nature of human nature and, more specifically,the nature of sex relationships. In general, the dichotomized,hierarchical view of sex relationships common to each of the theoristsforms the framework for the discussions and critiques.