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 Essays in Sociology

Author: Max Weber
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: CHI:12403677
Release Date: 1946
Genre: Social Science

Introducing the student to the work of a great sociologist, this book opens with a comprehensive biographical essay on Weber's life and work and includes his essays on science and politics, power, religion, and social structures.


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.

Capitalism and Modern Social Theory

Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107268043
Release Date: 1973-02-08
Genre: Social Science

Giddens's analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Weber has become the classic text for any student seeking to understand the three thinkers who established the basic framework of contemporary sociology. The first three sections of the book, based on close textual examination of the original sources, contain separate treatments of each writer. The author demonstrates the internal coherence of their respective contributions to social theory. The concluding section discusses the principal ways in which Marx can be compared with the other two authors, and discusses misconceptions of some conventional views on the subject.

Max Weber s Economic Ethic of the World Religions

Author: Thomas C. Ertman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107133877
Release Date: 2017-03-24
Genre: History

This book identifies what is living and what is dead in Max Weber's analyses of China, India and Ancient Israel.

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.

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.

Weber s Rationalism and Modern Society

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.

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.

A Theory of Narrative

Author: F. K. Stanzel
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 0521310636
Release Date: 1986-03-13
Genre: Literary Criticism

The purpose of this book is to provide a clear and systematic account of the complexities of fictional narration which result from the shifting relationship in all storytelling between the story itself and the way it is told.

Aristotle and Logical Theory

Author: Jonathan Lear
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 0521311780
Release Date: 1986-03-13
Genre: Philosophy

Dr Lear explores Aristotle's philosophy of logic through logical consequence, validity and proof.

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.

Theory of Societal Constitutionalism

Author: David Sciulli
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521410401
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Social Science

The author argues that the existing conceptual frameworks of political and social theory restrict both theorists and empirical researchers to a narrow definition of authoritarianism that focuses on governmental structure and fails to take account of forms of social control exercised outside the governmental sphere. Rather than define authoritarianism primarily by contrast to liberal democracy, Sciulli argues, we need to broaden our conception of authoritarianism to include "social authoritarianism," referring to social control imposed by private organizations and institutions, such as business corporations and professional associations. In this book, Sciulli develops an alternative conceptual framework, which he calls the theory of societal constitutionalism, and he explains how the theory can be used to assess whether social order in a society, whether democratic or authoritarian in political rule, is characterized by some degree of social authoritarianism. The book will be important reading for theorists in sociology, political science and legal studies.