Economy and Society

An Outline of Interpretive Sociology


Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520035003

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1470

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Max Weber's Economy and Society is the greatest sociological treatise written in this century. Published posthumously in Germany in the early 1920's, it has become a constitutive part of the modern sociological imagination. Economy and Society was the first strictly empirical comparison of social structures and normative orders in world-historical depth, containing the famous chapters on social action, religion, law, bureaucracy, charisma, the city, and the political community with its dimensions of class, status and power. Economy and Status is Weber's only major treatise for an educated general public. It was meant to be a broad introduction, but in its own way it is the most demanding textbook yet written by a sociologist. The precision of its definitions, the complexity of its typologies and the wealth of its historical content make the work a continuos challenge at several levels of comprehension: for the advanced undergraduate who gropes for his sense of society, for the graduate student who must develop his own analytical skills, and for the scholar who must match wits with Weber. When the long-awaited first complete English edition of Economy and Society was published in 1968, Arthur Stinchcombe wrote in the American Journal of Sociology: "My answer to the question of whether people should still start their sociological intellectual biographies with Economy and Society is yes." Reinhard Bendix noted in the American Sociological Review that the "publication of a compete English edition of Weber's most systematic work [represents] the culmination of a cultural transmission to the American setting...It will be a study-guide and compendium for years to come for all those interested in historical sociology and comparative study." In a lengthy introduction, Guenther Roth traces the intellectual prehistory of Economy and Society, the gradual emergence of its dominant themes and the nature of its internal logic. Mr. Roth is a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. Mr. Wittich heads an economic research group at the United Nations.

Society and Economy

Framework and Principles


Author: Mark Granovetter

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674977831

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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A work of exceptional ambition by the founder of modern economic sociology, this first full account of Mark Granovetter’s ideas stresses that the economy is not a sphere separate from other human activities but is deeply embedded in social relations and subject to the same emotions, ideas, and constraints as religion, science, politics, or law.

India Working

Essays on Society and Economy


Author: Barbara Harriss-White

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521007634

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

View: 5689

In this 2002 book, the author describes how the Indian economy works and whether liberalisation has actually helped ordinary Indians.

The Ancient Near East

History, Society and Economy


Author: Mario Liverani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134750919

Category: History

Page: 648

View: 8914

The Ancient Near East reveals three millennia of history (c. 3500–500 bc) in a single work. Liverani draws upon over 25 years’ worth of experience and this personal odyssey has enabled him to retrace the history of the peoples of the Ancient Near East. The history of the Sumerians, Hittites, Assyrians, Babylonians and more is meticulously detailed by one of the leading scholars of Assyriology. Utilizing research derived from the most recent archaeological finds, the text has been fully revised for this English edition and explores Liverani’s current thinking on the history of the Ancient Near East. The rich and varied illustrations for each historical period, augmented by new images for this edition, provide insights into the material and textual sources for the Ancient Near East. Many highlight the ingenuity and technological prowess of the peoples in the Ancient East. Never before available in English, The Ancient Near East represents one of the greatest books ever written on the subject and is a must read for students who will not have had the chance to explore the depth of Liverani’s scholarship.

The Roman Empire

Economy, Society and Culture


Author: Peter Garnsey,Richard Saller

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520285980

Category: HISTORY

Page: 328

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During the Principate (roughly 27 BCE to 235 CE), when the empire reached its maximum extent, Roman society and culture were radically transformed. But how was the vast territory of the empire controlled? Did the demands of central government stimulate economic growth or endanger survival? What forces of cohesion operated to balance the social and economic inequalities and high mortality rates? How did the official religion react in the face of the diffusion of alien cults and the emergence of Christianity? These are some of the many questions posed here, in the new, expanded edition of Garnsey and Saller's pathbreaking account of the economy, society, and culture of the Roman Empire. This second edition includes a new introduction that explores the consequences for government and the governing classes of the replacement of the Republic by the rule of emperors. Addenda to the original chapters offer up-to-date discussions of issues and point to new evidence and approaches that have enlivened the study of Roman history in recent decades. A completely new chapter assesses how far Rome’s subjects resisted her hegemony. The bibliography has also been thoroughly updated, and a new color plate section has been added.

Society and Economy in the Eastern Mediterranean, C. 1500-1000 B.C.

Proceedings of the International Symposium Held at the University of Haifa from the 28th of April to the 2nd of May, 1985


Author: Michael Heltzer,Edward Lipiński

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789068311358

Category: History

Page: 397

View: 1787

The actual progress in the study of social and economic structures of Late Bronze Age societies requires a general overview of the historical process in the area of the Eastern Mediterranean as a whole. This was the purpose of the symposium the proceedings of which are collected in the form of articles in the present volume. They are studies dealing with the Mycenaean world, with the Hittite Empire, Nuzi, Emar, Alalakh, Ugarit, the Pharaonic lands in the Izreel Valley. Particular attention is paid to the trade between the Aegean and the Levant, as well as to the Sea-Peoples. The proceedings give a comprehensive view of the social and economic historical process in the Eastern Mediterranean between 1500 and 1000 B.C. and constitute an important contribution to the study of this crucial period in the history of the Ancient Middle East.

Coevolutionary Economics: The Economy, Society and the Environment


Author: John Gowdy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401582505

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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The subject of this volume is the human economy and its coevolutionary relationship with the natural world. This relationship is examined in three broad types of societies; hunter--gatherers, agriculturalists, and modern market economies. A growing body of scientific evidence has made it clear that the current human impact on the environment is far above the level that can be maintained without causing profound changes in the biophysical world to which we belong. The new fields of ecological economics and evolutionary economics can help us understand the relationship between the economy, society and the environment and may help us to formulate effective policies to manage these changes.

On Economics and Society

Selected Essays


Author: Harry G. Johnson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226401621

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

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These essays, which make the science of economics intelligible to a general audience, are grouped into six areas: the relevance of economics; the "Keynesian revolution"; economics and the university; economics and contemporary problems; world inflation, money, trade, growth, and investment; and economics and the environment.

State, Society and Economy in Saudi Arabia (RLE Saudi Arabia)


Author: Tim Niblock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317539974

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 4579

Saudi Arabia is one of the most important countries in the modern world. Not only does it possess some 25 per cent of the world’s proven oil reserves, it also plays a crucial role in the wider Gulf region where over 50 per cent of proven reserves are located. Developments in Saudi Arabia will inevitably affect the economic well-being of the Western industrialised world, Japan and much of the Third World. At the same time, Saudi Arabia is ruled in a traditional way by an all-powerful king and royal family, and is one of the key countries of Islam, the Holy City of Mecca being within the country’s boundaries. The inroad of modern Western forces into this traditional Islamic society is underlined by the fact that may key posts are filled with imported Western workers. This book, first published in 1982, containing contributions by the world’s leading Middle Eastern experts, provides a comprehensive overview of important social, political and economic developments in Saudi Arabia. The opening chapters consider the formation of the Saudi State, and the bulk of the book surveys key themes such as political opposition, the oil industry, energy policy, banking, external relations and the future direction of development.

Economy, society, and polity

essays in the political economy of Indian planning in honour of Professor Bhabatosh Datta


Author: Amiya Kumar Bagchi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 271

View: 4903

The papers collected in this volume cover the period since the 1950s, and are mainly concerned with the internal contradictions shaping or fouling the planning process. The authors have concentrated mainly on the policy makers' actions and the actual outcome of policy, circumstances andhistory in the context of Indian planning.

The Land of Ionia

Society and Economy in the Archaic Period


Author: Alan M. Greaves

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444319231

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 2882

Incorporating over a century of archaeological research, Greavesoffers a reassessment of Archaic Ionia that attempts to understandthe region within its larger Mediterranean context and provides athematic overview of its cities and people. Seeks to balance the Greek and Anatolian cultural influences atwork in Ionia in this important period of its history (700BC to theBattle of Lade in 494BC) Organised thematically, covering landscape, economy, cities,colonisation, warfare, cult, and art Accesses German and Turkish scholarship, presenting a usefulpoint of entry to the published literature for academics andstudents

Early Mesopotamia

Society and Economy at the Dawn of History


Author: Nicholas Postgate

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113678862X

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 956

The roots of our modern world lie in the civilization of Mesopotamia, which saw the development of the first urban society and the invention of writing. The cuneiform texts reveal the technological and social innovations of Sumer and Babylonia as surprisingly modern, and the influence of this fascinating culture was felt throughout the Near East. Early Mesopotamia gives an entirely new account, integrating the archaeology with historical data which until now have been largely scattered in specialist literature.

Max Weber's Economy and Society

A Critical Companion


Author: Charles Camic,Philip S. Gorski,David M. Trubek

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804747172

Category: Social Science

Page: 403

View: 9137

This book provides an indispensable introduction to Weber's Economy and Society, and should be mandatory reading for social scientists who are interested in Weber. The various contributions to this volume, all written by important Weberian scholars, present the culmination of decades of debates about Weber's various concepts and theories. They are sure guides in the maze of conflicting interpretations, and draw out the implications of Weber's sociology for understanding social change in the 21st century. Gil Eyal, Columbia University Many will value this as the best collection of essays on Max Weber in the English language. It surpasses prior studies in using Weber and the world of his endeavors as entry points into the central issues of social science today. Richard Biernacki, University of California, San Diego"

Comparative national development

society and economy in the new global order


Author: A. Douglas Kincaid,Alejandro Portes

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr


Category: Social Science

Page: 245

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Economy and Society

Evolution of Capitalism


Author: R R Suresh

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132106164

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

View: 3143

This textbook covers the syllabus of the papers on economy, state and society of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Economics in India. It also covers the topics under the paper on history of economic thought taught in some colleges/universities. The book explains the emergence, evolution and working of the capitalist system with the help of some of the major principles and theories of economics, both mainstream and heterodox. It interrelates economics and economic life with other aspects of our lives—social, cultural, political, religious and intellectual. This book departs from the traditional analysis of the capitalist system in integrating the real sector of the economy with its monetary sector, and carries forward Keynes’ analysis. It combines Keynesian and Marxian approaches to the subject and emphasises the dialectical unfolding of life that underlies the interrelation between the economy, state and society. It underlines that the capitalist system is constantly changing, propelled by the tendency towards increasing concentration of ownership and control of the means of production in fewer and fewer hands. The book comes with an Instructor’s Manual to aid the teaching of the subject.

The Rise of the Network Society

The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture


Author: Manuel Castells

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405196864

Category: Social Science

Page: 597

View: 5896

This first book in Castells' groundbreaking trilogy, with a substantial new preface, highlights the economic and social dynamics of the information age and shows how the network society has now fully risen on a global scale. New preface demonstrates the network society has now fully risen on a global scale Groundbreaking volume on the impact of the age of information on all aspects of society Includes coverage of the influence of the internet and the net-economy Describes the accelerating pace of innovation and social transformation Based ...

Society and Economy in Modern Britain 1700-1850


Author: Richard Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134982771

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 9089

For both contemporaries and later historians the Industrial Revolution is viewed as a turning point' in modern British history. There is no doubt that change occurred, but what was the nature of that change and how did affect rural and urban society? Beginning with an examination of the nature of history and Britain in 1700, this volume focuses on the economic and social aspects of the Industrial Revolution. Unlike many previous textbooks on the same period, it emphasizes British history, and deals with developments in Wales, Scotland, and Ireland in their own right. It is the emphasis on the diversity, not the uniformity of experience, on continuities as well as change in this crucial period of development, which makes this volume distinctive. In his companion title Richard Brown completes his examination of the period and looks at the changes that took place in Britain's political system and in its religious affiliations.

The Ravages of Neo-liberalism

Economy, Society, and Gender in Turkey


Author: Nesecan Balkan,Sungur Savran

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781590332795

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

View: 6557

Ravages Of Neo-Liberalism Economy, Society & Gender In Turkey

Law, Society, and Economy

Centenary Essays for the London School of Economics and Political Science, 1895-1995


Author: Richard Rawlings,London School of Economics and Political Science

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198262282

Category: Law

Page: 385

View: 6283

This centenary volume of essays explores a number of related themes which differentiate and characterize the approach of the LSE. Central to this, is the assumption that law is one of the social sciences and that law should be studied in context" as a social phenomenon. The contributors have been chosen both for their distinction and for their connection with the LSE, and include such eminent figures as Mrs Justice Arden, Judge Rosalyn Higgins, Sir Stephen Sedley, and Roberto MangabeiraUnger. The essays focus on three main subject areas: Law and Economy; Dimensions of Law; and Courts and Process which are discussed against the broader canvas of the School's approach to Law . Thus, Comaroff, Cohen, Unger and Teubner adopt an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, stressing both legal and social theory, while the contributions of Cranston, Cornish and others stress an internationalist approach. A characteristic LSE focus on the dynamic nature of law runs through the work of Collins, Higgins and Lord Wedderburn, while a reformist tradition (allied with concern for the practical) is explored alongside the introduction of new legal subjects into the curriculum. Fascinating and thought provoking, this volume is an accesible summary of current thought and debate presented by today's leading scholars and practioners. Law, Society and Economy will be of enduring interest to scholars and practioners worldwide, akin to Ginsberg's celebrated and widely cited volume of essays which marked the School's fiftieth anniversary."