The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113452188X

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 2909


Max Weber's best-known and most controversial work, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, first published in 1904, remains to this day a powerful and fascinating read. Weber's highly accessible style is just one of many reasons for his continuing popularity. The book contends that the Protestant ethic made possible and encouraged the development of capitalism in the West. Widely considered as the most informed work ever written on the social effects of advanced capitalism, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism holds its own as one of the most significant books of the twentieth century. The book is one of those rare works of scholarship which no informed citizen can afford to ignore.

Reading Ronell

Author: Diane Davis

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252090950

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 2005


Avital Ronell has won worldwide acclaim for her work across literature and philosophy, psychoanalysis and popular culture, political theory and feminism, art and rhetoric, drugs and deconstruction. In works such as The Test Drive, Stupidity, Crack Wars, and The Telephone Book, she has perpetually raised new and powerful questions about how we think, what thinking does, and how we fool ourselves about the troubled space between thought and action. In this collection, some of today's most distinguished and innovative thinkers turn their attention to Ronell's teaching, writing, and provocations, observing how Ronell reads and what comes from reading her. By reading Ronell, and reading Ronell reading, contributors examine the ethico-political implications of her radical dislocations and carefully explicate, extend, and explore the paraconcepts addressed in her works.

Seven Moralities of Human Resource Management

Author: T. Klikauer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137455780

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 363

View: 2832


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.

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.

Routledge Handbook of European Sociology

Author: Sokratis Koniordos,Alexandros Kyrtsis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136711201

Category: Social Science

Page: 450

View: 5768


The Routledge Handbook of European Sociology explores the main aspects of the work and scholarship of European sociologists during the last sixty years (1950-2010), a period that has shaped the methods and identity of the sociological craft. European social theory has produced a vast constellation of theoretical landscapes with a far reaching impact. At the same time there has been diversity and fragmentation, the influence of American sociology, and the effect of social practice and transformations. The guiding question is: does European Sociology really exist today, and if the answer is positive, what does this really mean? Divided into four parts, the Handbook investigates: intellectual and institutional settings regional variations thematic variations European concerns. The Handbook will provides a set of state-of-the-art accounts that break new ground, each contribution teasing out the distinctively European features of the sociological theme it explores. It will be of interest to students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities.

In the Shadow of Progress

Being Human in the Age of Technology

Author: Eric Cohen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 181

View: 5923


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.

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

View: 6510


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.


A Graphic Guide

Author: Dan Cryan

Publisher: Totem Books

ISBN: 9781848310551

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 175

View: 4453


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