For Weber

Essays on the Sociology of Fate

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Author: Bryan S Turner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803976344

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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For Weber is recognized widely as one of the most incisive and stimulating books on Weber in the post-war period. Writing in defence of Weber's sociology against the criticism of academic sociology by Marxists such as Louis Althusser, Bryan Turner, a leading Weberian scholar, rejects the view that Weber's sociology is bourgeois, subjectivist and individualistic. This Second Edition, now available in paperback, includes a new Preface which reviews the scholarship on Weber since 1981. The book also provides a survey of the strengths and weaknesses of the major sociological approaches in the post-war period.

The Cambridge Companion to Weber

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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Author: Lawrence A. Scaff

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520075474

Category: Philosophy

Page: 265

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Habermas, Critical Theory and Health

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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

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Author: Ágnes Erdélyi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783851650228

Category: Philosophy, American

Page: 254

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Max Webers Wissenschaftslehre

Interpretation und Kritik

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Author: Gerhard Wagner,Heinz Zipprian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Knowledge, Sociology of

Page: 786

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Twentieth-century Literary Criticism

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Author: Gale Research Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 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.

Max Weber

Eine Einführung in Leben, Werk und Wirkung

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Author: Dirk Kaesler

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 359342312X

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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Max Weber (1864 – 1920) zählt zu den einflussreichsten Denkern des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seine Hypothesen, Begriffe und Methoden sind bis heute wichtige Bezugspunkte im sozialwissenschaftlichen Studium. Der Band führt in die zentralen methodologischen Positionen Webers ein, rekurriert auf Biografie und Werkgeschichte und stellt Webers wichtigste Arbeiten auf den Gebieten unter anderem der Wirtschaftsund Sozialgeschichte sowie der Herrschafts-, Rechts- und Religionssoziologie vor. »Wer sich schnell und zuverlässig über Leben, Werk und Wirkung Webers informieren will, dem steht die vorzügliche Einführung Dirk Kaeslers zur Verfügung.« Wilhelm Hennis, FAZ

The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology

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

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: N.A

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

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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.

Wissenschaft als Beruf

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Author: Max Weber

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 384309201X

Category: Political Science

Page: 32

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Max Weber: Wissenschaft als Beruf Erstdruck als erster Vortrag in: »Geistige Arbeit als Beruf«. Vier Vorträge vor dem Freistudentischen Bund, München und Leipzig (Duncker und Humblot) 1919. Der Aufsatz basiert auf einem Vortrag, den Max Weber am 7. November 1917 im Rahmen einer vom Freistudentischen Bund, Landesverband Bayern veranstalteten Vortragsreihe »Geistige Arbeit als Beruf« im Kunstsaal der Münchner Buchhandlung Steinicke gehalten hat. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Sociology

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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Max Weber

Readings And Commentary On Modernity

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Author: Stephen Kalberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470775165

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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This unique volume gathers Weber's writings on a broad array of themes, from the nature of work, to the political culture of democracy, to the uniqueness of the West, to the character of the family and race relations, to the role of science and the fate of ethical action in the modern world. Gathers Weber’s writings in a comprehensive collection, organized by topic. Rejuvenates a central, pivotal theme of Weberian thought: "How do we live?" and "How can we live in the industrial society?” Connects Weber’s writings to contemporary issues through modern essays and editorial introductions.

A Weber-Marx dialogue

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Author: Robert J. Antonio,Ronald M. Glassman

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

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