Weberian Sociological Theory

Author: Randall Collins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521314267
Release Date: 1986-02-28
Genre: Philosophy

A new interpretation of Weberian sociology, showing its relevance to current world isues.

From Max Weber

Author: Max Weber
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136611223
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Political Science

Max Weber (1864-1920) was one of the most prolific and influential sociologists of the twentieth century. This classic collection draws together his key papers. This edition contains a new preface by Professor Bryan S. Turner.

Max Weber and the Theory of Modern Politics

Author: David Beetham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780745676623
Release Date: 2018-07-11
Genre: Social Science

Max Weber's writings on the politics of Wilhelmine in Germany andthe Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917 are much less well knownthan his contributions to historical and theoretical sociology, yetthey are essential to any overall assessment of his thought.Drawing on these writings, still mostly untranslated, David Beethamoffers the most comprehensive account available in English ofWeber's political theory. The book explores Weber's central concern with the prospects forliberal Parliamentarism in authoritarian societies and in an age ofmass politics and bureaucratic organization, and shows how thisconcern led him to a revision of democratic theory which is stillinfluential. It argues that Weber's analyzis of the class basis ofcontemporary politics necessitate a modification in some of theaccepted interpretations of his sociology of modern capitalism. Aspecial feature of the book is its full treatment of the extensiveGerman literature on Weber's political thought. This second edition contains a substantial new criticalintroduction and an expanded bibliography. Otherwise the text ofthe widely acclaimed first edition remains unaltered. This is abook which adds an essential dimension to the understanding of MaxWeber for students of sociology and politics who have previouslyonly approached his work through his sociological writings.

Sport

Author: Richard Giulianotti
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 9780745625454
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Social Science

Presenting a critical sociological interpretation of modern sport, this work gives a cogent examination of a range of widely taught sociological theories and issues, including functionalism, Weberian sociology, Marxism, postmodernism and globalization.

Weber s Rationalism and Modern Society

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Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137365866
Release Date: 2015-04-08
Genre: Social Science

Weber's Rationalism and Modern Society rediscovers Max Weber for the twenty-first century. Tony and Dagmar Waters' translation of Weber's works highlights his contributions to the social sciences and politics, credited with highlighting concepts such as "iron cage," "bureaucracy," "bureaucratization," "rationalization," "charisma," and the role of the "work ethic" in ordering modern labor markets. Outlining the relationship between community (Gemeinschaft), and market society (Gesellschaft), the issues of social stratification, power, politics, and modernity resonate just as loudly today as they did for Weber during the early twentieth century.

State Power and Social Forces

Author: Joel Samuel Migdal
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521467349
Release Date: 1994-08-26
Genre: Political Science

This is a collection of scholarly essays on state, society and politics in the Third World, with cases drawn from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. The introductory chapter outlines the theoretical approach of the contributors and the concluding chapter summarizes the importance of their studies and the contribution of the volume to general theory in comparative politics. The book is relevant to the growing state theory literature in the social sciences and it puts forward a state-in-society approach to the study of political development.

Max Weber s Politics of Civil Society

Author: Sung Ho Kim
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139453564
Release Date: 2004-06-07
Genre: Political Science

This book is an in-depth interpretation of Max Weber as a political theorist of civil society. On the one hand, it reads Weber's ideas from the perspective of modern political thought, rather than the modern social sciences; on the other, it offers a liberal assessment of this complex political thinker without attempting to apologize for his shortcomings. Through an alternative reading of Weber's religious, epistemological and political writings, the book shows Weber's concern with public citizenship in a modern mass democracy and civil society as its cultivating ground. Kim argues Weber's political thought, thus recast, was deeply informed by Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche and other German political thinkers and also reveals an affinity to the liberal-republican tradition best represented by Mill and Tocqueville. Kim has effectively resuscitated Weber as a political thinker for our time in which civic virtues and civil society have once again become one of the dominant issues.

Max Weber Democracy and Modernization

Author: Ralph Schroeder
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781349268368
Release Date: 2016-07-27
Genre: Social Science

These essays bring Weber's sociology to bear on the current transformation of the political landscape. After the collapse of communism, many states are faced with the challenges of democratization: they need to establish their legitimacy in an uncertain economic climate and within a new geopolitical order. The essays in this volume develop Weberian concepts and apply his comparative-historical method to deepen our understanding of these problems. They cover a wide range of examples, from the United States to Western and Eastern Europe, and from Russia and Japan to the Islamic states.

Author: Max Weber
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521292689
Release Date: 1978-03-30
Genre: Social Science

In this volume, Mr Runciman has selected extracts, from Max Weber's writings which reflect the full range of his major concerns: the nature of domination in human society, the role of ideas in history, the social determinants of religion, the origin and impact of industrial capitalism and the scope and limits of social science itself. He has also included some shorter extracts from Weber's less familiar writings on such diverse topics as the stock exchange and the history of the piano.

The Myth of Social Action

Author: Colin Campbell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521646367
Release Date: 1998-07-09
Genre: Social Science

The Myth of Social Action, first published in 1996, is a powerful critique of the sociology of the time and a call to reject the prevailing orthodoxy. Arguing that sociological theory had lost its way, Colin Campbell mounts a case for a new 'dynamic interpretivism' a perspective on human conduct which is more inkeeping with the spirit of traditional Weberian action theory. Discussing and dismissing one by one the main arguments of those who reject individualistic action theory, he demonstrates that this has been wrongly rejected in favour of the interactional, social situationalist approach now dominating sociological thought.

The Cambridge Companion to Weber

Author: Stephen P. Turner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052156753X
Release Date: 2000-04-13
Genre: History

Max Weber is indubitably one of the very greatest figures in the history of the social sciences, the source of seminal concepts like 'the Protestant Ethic', 'charisma' and the idea of historical processes of 'rationalization'. But, like his great forebears Adam Smith and Karl Marx, Weber's work always resists easy categorisation. Prominent as a founding father of sociology, Weber has been a major influence in the study of ancient history, religion, economics, law and, more recently, cultural studies. This Cambridge Companion provides an authoritative introduction to the major facets of his thought, including several (like industrial psychology) which have hitherto been neglected. A distinguished international team of contributors examines some of the major controversies that have erupted over Weber's specialized work, and shows how the issues have developed since he wrote. The articles demonstrate Weber's impact on a variety of research areas.

Varieties of Realism

Author: Margaret A. Hagen
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 0521313295
Release Date: 1986-05-31
Genre: Psychology

Varieties of Realism argues that it is not possible to represent the layout of objects and surfaces in space outside the dictates of formal visual geometry, the geometry of natural perspective. The book examines most of the world's coherent representational art styles, both in terms of the geometry of their creation and in terms of their perceptual effects on the viewer. A lucid exposition of modern geometrical principles and relations, accessible to the nonmathematical reader, is followed by an analysis of all known styles as variants of natural perspective, as true varieties of realism. Delineating the physical and mechanical constraints that determine the act of visual representation in painting and drawing, the author traces the intimate relations among seemingly distant styles and considers the kind of perceptual information about the world each can carry. Margaret Hagen is a perceptual psychologist with an ecological point of view. Her rigorous but readable presentation of visual theory and research offers provocative new insights into the connections among vision, geometry, and art.

Max Weber in America

Author: Lawrence A. Scaff
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691147796
Release Date: 2011-01-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Lawrence Scaff provides new details about Weber's visit to the United States---what he did, what he saw, whom he met and why and how these experiences profoundly influenced Weber's thought an immigration, capitalism, science and culture, Romanticism, race diversity, Protestantism, and modernity. Scaff traces Weber's impact on the development of the social sciences in the United States following his death in 1920, examining how We ber's ideas were interpreted, translated, and disseminated by American scholars such as Talcott Parsons and Frank Knight, and how the Weberian canon, codified in America, was reintroduced into Europe after World War II. --