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From Max Weber Essays in Sociology

ISBN-10: 0415482690

ISBN-13: 9780415482691

Edition: 2009

Authors: Max Weber, H. H. Gerth, Wright Mills, Hans Heinrich Gerth, C.Wright Mills

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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Charles Wright Mills (August 28, 1916, Waco, Texas - March 20, 1962, West Nyack, New York) was an American sociologist. Mills is best remembered for his 1959 book The Sociological Imagination in which he lays out a view of the proper relationship between biography and history, theory and method in sociological scholarship. He is also known for studying the structures of power and class in the U.S. in his book The Power Elite. Mills was concerned with the responsibilities of intellectuals in post-World War II society, and advocated public, political engagement over disinterested observation. Mills initially attended Texas A&M University but left after his first year and subsequently graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1939 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1941. After a stint at the University of Maryland, College Park, he took a faculty position at Columbia University in 1946, which he kept, despite controversy, until his untimely death by heart attack. In the mid-1940s, together with Paul Goodman, he contributed to Politics, the journal edited during the 1940s by Dwight Macdonald.

Preface
Preface to the New Edition
Introduction
A Bibliographical View
Political Concerns
Intellectual Orientations
Science and Politics
Politics as a Vocation
Science as a Vocation
Power
Structures of Power
Class, Status, Party
Bureaucracy
The Sociology of Charismatic Authority
The Meaning of Discipline
Religion
The Social Psychology of the World Religions
The Protestant Sects and the Spirit of Capitalism
Religious Rejections of the World and Their Directions
Social Structures
Capitalism and Rural Society in Germany
National Character and the Junkers
India: The Brahman and the Castes
The Chinese Literati
Notes
Index