The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

Author: Max Weber
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134521883
Release Date: 2005-08-16
Genre: Social Science

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.

Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft

Author: F. T?nnies
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 9785883377746
Release Date: 1881
Genre: History

Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft: Abhandlung des Communismus und des Socialismus als empirischer Culturformen. Ferdinand T?nnies.

Shape Shifting Capital

Author: George González
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739180860
Release Date: 2015-05-20
Genre: Philosophy

Taking the phenomena of “workplace spirituality” as its case, Shape-Shifting Capital argues that “spirituality” is constitutive of contemporary capitalism and outlines a methodology for tracking broad sociological shifts in the nature of Western religion and economy at the level of lived experience.

Classical Sociological Theory

Author: Ian Mcintosh
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814755747
Release Date: 1997-05-01
Genre: Social Science

"How much compensation ought to be paid to a woman who was raped 7,500 times? What would the members of the Commission want for their daughters if their daughters had been raped even once?" —Karen Parker, speaking before the U.N. Commission on Human Rights Seemingly every week, a new question arises relative to the current worldwide ferment over human injustices. Why does the U.S. offer $20,000 atonement money to Japanese Americans relocated to concentration camps during World War II, while not even apologizing to African Americans for 250 years of human bondage and another century of institutionalized discrimination? How can the U.S. and Canada best grapple with the genocidal campaigns against Native Americans on which their countries were founded? How should Japan make amends to Korean "comfort women" sexually enslaved during World War II? Why does South Africa deem it necessary to grant amnesty to whites who tortured and murdered blacks under apartheid? Is Germany's highly praised redress program, which has paid billions of dollars to Jews worldwide, a success, and, as such, an example for others? More generally, is compensation for a historical wrong dangerous "blood money" that allows a nation to wash its hands forever of its responsibility to those it has injured? A rich collection of essays from leading scholars, pundits, activists, and political leaders the world over, many written expressly for this volume, When Sorry Isn't Enough also includes the voices of the victims of some of the world's worst atrocities, thereby providing a panoramic perspective on an international controversy often marked more by heat than reason.

Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

Author: Chris Hann
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520260566
Release Date: 2010-05-27
Genre: Social Science

Chiefly rev. papers from a conference held in Sept. 2005 at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.

The Yankee Road

Author: James D. McNiven
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 9781627871419
Release Date: 2015-04
Genre: Transportation

Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit

Author: Walter Benjamin
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783518734056
Release Date: 2012-09-17
Genre: Philosophy

Walter Benjamin beschreibt in dem Aufsatz Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit die geschichtlichen, sozialen und ästhetischen Prozesse, die mit der technischen Reproduzierbarkeit des Kunstwerkes zusammenhängen. In die Reihe der kunstsoziologischen Arbeiten Benjamins gehören auch die beiden hier zum ersten Mal in Buchform veröffentlichten Texte: Kleine Geschichte der Photographie (1931) und Eduard Fuchs, der Sammler und der Historiker (1937). Sie erhärten Benjamins Einsichten am Einzelfall.

Marx Gespenster

Author: Jacques Derrida
ISBN: 3518292595
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Communism

Marx, Karl (1818-1883).

In the Shadow of Progress

Author: Eric Cohen
ISBN: UCBK:C093007821
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Science

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

Author: Hyung Dae Park
Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark
ISBN: 0567045501
Release Date: 2007-07-03
Genre: Religion

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.

Philosophie des Geldes

Author: Georg Simmel
Publisher: FV Éditions
ISBN: 9782366687514
Release Date: 2013-10-28
Genre: Philosophy

"Das Geld steht vermöge der Abstraktheit seiner Form jenseits aller bestimmten Beziehungen zum Raum: Es kann seine Wirkungen in die weitesten Fernen erstrecken, ja, es ist gewissermaßen in jedem Augenblick der Mittelpunkt eines Kreises potenzieller Wirkungen." G. Simmel Inhaltsverzeichnis : . Wert und Geld . Der Substanzwert des Geldes . Das Geld in den Zweckreihen . Die individuelle Freiheit . Das Geldäquivalent personaler Werte . Der Stil des Lebens

Epistolary Selves

Author: Rebecca Earle
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing
ISBN: 1840142103
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Literary Collections

This volume of ten essays discusses the pivotal role that letters have played in social, economic and political history from the 17th to the 20th century. The contributors aim to establish letters as a category of readable material, whose texts can reveal information about the context in which they were written.