Sociological Writings

ISBN-10: 0826407196
ISBN-13: 9780826407191
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Description: Some of Weber's most trenchant essays on sociology and economic issues. Many of these works have been translated expressly for this volume and include: "The Concept of Social Action," "Power, Authority, and Imperative Control," "Bureaucreatic  More...

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List price: $32.95
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 3/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 324
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Some of Weber's most trenchant essays on sociology and economic issues. Many of these works have been translated expressly for this volume and include: "The Concept of Social Action," "Power, Authority, and Imperative Control," "Bureaucreatic Authority," "The Distribution of Power within the Political Community," "The Chinese Literati," "The Origins of Modern Capitalism," "Judaism, Christianity, and the Socioeconomic Order," "Definition of Sociology," "Ideal-Type Constructs," "Science as a Vocation," and other essays.

Max Weber, a German political economist, legal historian, and sociologist, had an impact on the social sciences that is difficult to overestimate. According to a widely held view, he was the founder of the modern way of conceptualizing society and thus the modern social sciences. His major interest was the process of rationalization, which characterizes Western civilization---what he called the "demystification of the world." This interest led him to examine the three types of domination or authority that characterize hierarchical relationships: charismatic, traditional, and legal. It also led him to the study of bureaucracy; all of the world's major religions; and capitalism, which he viewed as a productof the Protestant ethic. With his contemporary, the French sociologist Emile Durkheim---they seem not to have known each other's work---he created modern sociology.

Introduction
Editor's Acknowledgments
Social Action and Social Relationships
The Concept of Social Action
The Types of Social Action
The Concept of Social Relationship
The Concept of Legitimate Order
The Bases of Legitimacy of an Order
The Concept of Conflict
Types of Solidary Social Relationships
Open and Closed Relationships
Power, Authority, and Imperative Control
Political and Religious Corporate Groups
Domination and Stratification
Legitimacy and the Types of Authority
Charismatic Authority
The Routinization of Charisma
Collegiality and the Division of Powers
Bureaucratic Authority
The Distribution of Power within the Political Community: Classes, Status Groups, Political Parties
The Chinese Literati
Rationalization In Economy, Religion, and Law
The Origins of Modern Capitalism
The Evolution of the Capitalistic Spirit
The Dualism of In-Group nad Out-Group Morality
Judaism, Christianity, and the Socioeconomic Order
The Attitude of the Other World Religions (Islam, Buddhism, Christianity) to the Social and Economic Order
Rationality and Formalism in Law
Formal and Substantive Rationalization of Law
The Formal Qualities of Modern Law
Sociology and Science
Definition of Sociology
The Methodological Foundations of Sociology
�ǣObjectivity�Ǡ in Social Science
The Tension between Science and Policy-Making
Ideal-Type Constructs
Science as a Vocation
Notes

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