Protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus

ISBN-10: 0199747253

ISBN-13: 9780199747252

Edition: 2011

Authors: Max Weber, Stephen Kalberg

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For more than 100 years, Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism has set the parameters for the debate over the origins of modern capitalism. Now more timely and thought provoking than ever, this esteemed classic of twentieth-century social science examines the deep cultural "frame of mind" that existed at the birth of modern capitalism and to this day influences attitudes toward work in northern America and Western Europe. In this volume, Stephen Kalberg revises his internationally acclaimed translation--using shorter sentences and more lucid language--to make the work even more accessible to students and other readers. Capturing the essence of Weber's style as well as the subtlety of his descriptions and causal arguments, this is the only translation of the revised 1920 edition of The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism published since 1930. To draw readers into the material, this engaging volume includes extensive introductions by the editor, a chronology of Weber's life, a glossary, and numerous clarifying endnotes. Detailed commentaries discuss the controversies Weber addressed, explain his complex causal argument by reference to the general contours of his sociology, summarize the history of "the Protestant Ethic debate," and examine the significance of "the Protestant Sects" essays. Ideal for courses in sociology, anthropology, political science, history, international relations, economics, and cultural studies, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is an essential resource for anyone seeking to understand the origins and endurance of the modern West.
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Stephen Kalberg, Associate Professor of Sociology at Boston University, is the author of Max Weber's Comparative-Historical Sociology Today (Ashgate 2012), the translator of Max Weber: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (Oxford 2011), and the editor of Max Weber: Readings and Commentary on Modernity (Wiley Blackwell 2005).

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Introduction to the Translation
Introduction to the Protestant Ethic
The Problem
Religious Affiliation and Social Stratification
The �Spirit� of Capitalism
Luther's Conception of the Calling
The Task of the investigation
The Vocational Ethic of Ascetic Protestantism
The Religious Foundations of This-Worldly Asceticism
The Baptizing Sects and Churches
Asceticism and the Spirit of Capitalism
The Protestant Sects in America and the Uniqueness of Western Rationalism
The Protestant Sects and the Spirit of Capitalism
�Churches� and �Sects� in North America: an Ecclesiastical Sociopolitical Sketch
Prefatory Remarks to Collected Essays in the Sociology of Religion (1920)
Weber's Summary Statements on �The Protestant Ethic Thesis�
The Development of the Capitalist Frame of Mind (1919-1920)
A Final Rebuttal to a Critic of �spirit of Capitalism� (1910)
Reading The Protestant Ethic: The Text and the Endnotes
Suggested Further Reading
The Protestant Ethic Thesis and the Protestant Ethic Debate
Max Weber: Life and Work
Notes for the Protestant Ethic
Literature Cited
Writings of Max Weber
Secondary Literature Cited
A Chronology of Max Weber's Life
Name Index
Subject Index
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