For Weber

essays on the sociology of fate


Author: Bryan S. Turner

Publisher: Routledge/Thoemms Press


Category: Philosophy

Page: 408

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The Cambridge Companion to Weber


Author: Stephen Turner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139825542

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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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.

Talcott Parsons on Economy and Society (RLE Social Theory)


Author: Bryan S. Turner,Robert J. Holton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317652258

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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'In this remarkable collection of essays, Holton and Turner demonstrate that Parsonian sociology addresses the most central problems of our time – issues of sickness and health, power and inequality, the nature of capitalism and its possible alternatives. They develop a mature and original perspective on Parsons as the only classical theorist who avoided crippling nostalgia. Holton and Turner not only talk about Parsonian sociology in a profound and insightful way, they do it, and do it well. As sociology moves away from the rigid dichotomies of earlier debate, this book will help point the way.' – Jeffrey Alexander, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Sociology, UCLA

The Longest Journey

Southeast Asians and the Pilgrimage to Mecca


Author: Eric Tagliacozzo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199989710

Category: History

Page: 336

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The pilgrimage to Mecca, or Hajj, has been a yearly phenomenon of great importance in Muslim lands for well over one thousand years. Each year, millions of pilgrims from throughout the Dar al-Islam, or Islamic world, stretching from Morocco east to Indonesia, make the trip to Mecca as one of the five pillars of their faith. By the end of the nineteenth century, and the beginning of the twentieth, fully half of all pilgrims making the journey in any given year could come from Southeast Asia. The Longest Journey, spanning eleven modern nation-states and seven centuries, is the first book to offer a history of the Hajj from one of Islam's largest and most important regions.

Regulating Bodies

Essays in Medical Sociology


Author: Professor Bryan S Turner,Bryan S. Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134914024

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Bryan Turner is generally acknowledged to have been the key figure in opening up the sociological debate about the body. In this coruscating and fascinating book he shows how his thinking on the subject has developed and why sociologists must take the body seriously.

Fleeing the Iron Cage

Culture, Politics, and Modernity in the Thought of Max Weber


Author: Lawrence A. Scaff

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520075474

Category: Philosophy

Page: 265

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Habermas, Critical Theory and Health


Author: Graham Scambler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136285849

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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The contribution of the German sociologist and philosopher Jurgen Habermas has proved seminal for attempts to understand the nature of social change in the context of global capitalism. This book provides an accessible introduction to his work and shows how his theories can be fruitfully applied to a wide range of topics in the sociology of health and illness including: * lay health knowledge * doctor-patient interaction * health care decision-making * health inequalities * new social movements in health * health care rationing * the Foucault perspective. Habermas, Critical Theory and Health will open up both new issues and new lines of empirical enquiry which will be of special interest to teachers and students of social theory and the sociology of health and illness and offers healthcare professionals new perspectives on their practice.

Max Weber in Amerika

Wirkungsgeschichte und Rezeptionsgeschiche Webers in der anglo-amerikanischen Philosophie und Sozialwissenschaft


Author: Ágnes Erdélyi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783851650228

Category: Philosophy, American

Page: 254

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Max Webers Wissenschaftslehre

Interpretation und Kritik


Author: Gerhard Wagner,Heinz Zipprian

Publisher: N.A


Category: Knowledge, Sociology of

Page: 786

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Twentieth-century Literary Criticism


Author: Gale Research Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literature, Modern

Page: N.A

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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1900 and 1960, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.

The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology


Author: Nicholas Abercrombie,Stephen Hill,Bryan S. Turner

Publisher: Penguin Books


Category: Reference

Page: 484

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The ultimate sociological resource Written by three eminent professors, this reference has been updated to reflect the shifts of sociological thought in the last five years, making it the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date dictionary of sociology available.

Brazil and the World System


Author: Richard Graham

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477304177

Category: History

Page: 135

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Has the world economy shaped and defined Brazil’s economic and political history and, if so, to what extent? Is Brazil’s past to be explained principally by its insertion in a single world capitalist system? The authors of the three essays in this volume reflect critically on these questions along with the following: Should the determining factors be understood as sociological-cultural (as in a heritage of patrimonial rule) or were they based on material reality? What was the connection between the presence of slavery in the Americas and the emergence of capitalism in Europe? What accounts for Brazil’s centuries-long reliance on exports and the slow development of its industry? The chapters in this book draw contrasting judgments on virtually every major issue in Brazilian history because they begin from divergent premises. In arguing their cause, noted scholars John R. Hall, Fernando A. Novais, and Luís Carlos Soares provide a formidable intellectual point and counterpoint whose theoretical assumptions bear heavily on all social scientists engaged in exploring colonialism, imperialism, capitalism, dependency, and relative international poverty. Brazil and the World System provides provocative insights not only about Brazil but also about the nature of colonialism in general and its relationship to the rise of capitalism in Europe. It should appeal to Latin Americanists of all disciplinary persuasions as well as to general readers curious about great patterns of change in history. Stuart Schwartz, director of the Center for Early Modern History at the University of Minnesota, says, “ . . . an excellent collection . . . North American scholarship will find these essays an eye-opener.

Religion in the Context of Globalization

Essays on Concept, Form, and Political Implication


Author: Peter Beyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135039623

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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Peter Beyer has been a central figure in the debate about religion and globalization for many years, this volume is a collection of essays on the relation between religion and globalization with special emphasis on the concept of religion, its modern forms and on the relation of religion to the state. Featuring a newly written introduction and conclusion which frame the volume and offer the reader guidance on how the arguments fit together, this book brings together ten previously published pieces which focus on the institutional forms and concept of religion in the context of globalizing and modern society. The guiding theme that they all share is the idea that religion and globalization are historically, conceptually, and institutionally related. What has come to constitute religion and what social roles religion plays are not manifestations of a timeless essence, called religion, or even a requirement of human societies. In concept and institutional form, religion is an expression of the historical process of globalization, above all during modern centuries. What religion has become is one of the outcomes of the successive transformations and developments that have brought about contemporary global society. Including some of the most important theoretical work in the field of religion and globalization, this collection provokes the reader to consider paths for future research in the area, and will be of great interest to students and scholars of religion and politics, globalization and religion and sociology.

Zur Rechtssoziologie Max Webers

Interpretation, Kritik, Weiterentwicklung


Author: Stefan Breuer,Hubert Treiber

Publisher: Vs Verlag Fur Sozialwissenschaften


Category: Law

Page: 333

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Wie die Religionssoziologie, so hat auch die Rechtssoziologie Max Webers eine Aufnahme erfahren, die man als 'normativisti sches MiBverstandnis' bezeichnen konnte. Talcott Parsons etwa wUrdigt die Rechtssoziologie deshalb als 'Kern der substan tiellen Soziologie' Webers, weil sie dem 'KernstUck des so zialen Systems', der normativen Ordnung, gewidmet sei; und wenn Parsons davon spricht, daB in Webers Analyse der Konflikt von 'Idealfaktoren' und 'Realfaktoren' gelost sei, so laBt er keinen Zweifel daran, daB diese Losung eindeutig zugunsten der ersteren erfolgt: das Recht ist fUr ihn die wirksame nor mative Ordnung, deren 'tiefere Bedeutung' sich letztlich nur in einer 'Analyse der kulturellen Systeme' entschlUsselt (1). JUrgen Habermas thematisiert die Rechtssoziologie zwar als ambivalent, doch sieht er die Ambivalenz lediglich im Wider streit zweier normativistischer Ableitungen des Rechts: einer solchen, die das Recht als 'Verkorperung moralisch-praktischer BewuBtseinsstrukturen' faBt, und einer anderen, die es als Institutionalisierung der kognitiv-instrumentellen Rationali tat konzipiert (2). In kritischer Absicht erscheint diese Interpretation auch bei Georges Gurvitch, fUr den sich die Rechtssoziologie im wesentlichen darauf beschrankt, die RUck wirkungen der Dogmen- und Normensysteme auf effektive Ver haltensweisen zu erforschen.

A Weber-Marx dialogue


Author: Robert J. Antonio,Ronald M. Glassman

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas


Category: Political Science

Page: 334

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