The Essential Weber

A Reader


Author: Max Weber,Sam Whimster

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415244268

Category: Philosophy

Page: 422

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Weber is increasingly being recognized as the theorist of modernity. This reader, put together by one of the world's leading Weber scholars, introduces a new generation to Weber's ideas.

Max Weber's Economic Ethic of the World Religions


Author: Thomas C. Ertman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107133874

Category: History

Page: 368

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

Max Weber


Author: Gregor Fitzi

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593402548

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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Max Weber (1864 – 1920) zählt zu den Mitbegründern der deutschen Soziologie und ist nach wie vor einer der einflussreichsten Denker des 20. Jahrhunderts. Gregor Fitzi stellt Webers Grundthesen vor: die Methodologie der Sozialwissenschaft, die Theorien der Moderne und des abendländischen Rationalismus sowie Webers Studien zur Wirtschaftsgeschichte. Darüber hinaus zeigt er Max Weber als Mann der Politik und der Öffentlichkeit und behandelt die Rezeption seiner Arbeiten in den Sozialwissenschaften. Viele aktuelle Auseinandersetzungen mit Weber belegen die bis heute ungebrochene Ausstrahlung seines Werks.

Max Weber in America


Author: Lawrence A. Scaff

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400836719

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Max Weber, widely considered a founder of sociology and the modern social sciences, visited the United States in 1904 with his wife Marianne. The trip was a turning point in Weber's life and it played a pivotal role in shaping his ideas, yet until now virtually our only source of information about the trip was Marianne Weber's faithful but not always reliable 1926 biography of her husband.Max Weber in America carefully reconstructs this important episode in Weber's career, and shows how the subsequent critical reception of Weber's work was as American a story as the trip itself. 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 on 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 Weber'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. A landmark work by a leading Weber scholar, Max Weber in America will fundamentally transform our understanding of this influential thinker and his place in the history of sociology and the social sciences.

Global Modernity

A Conceptual Sketch


Author: V. Schmidt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113743581X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 110

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This book introduces the concept of global modernity as a paradigm for the analysis of the contemporary era. Building on Parson's distinction between social, cultural, personal and organismic systems, it presents a four-dimensional scheme that aims to identify modernity's key structural components.

On Rules, Politics and Knowledge

Friedrich Kratochwil, International Relations, and Domestic Affairs


Author: Oliver Kessler

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan


Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 2005

Based on a symposium celebrating Fritz Kratochwil's life and work at Columbia University, Feb. 14, 2009--Acknowledgments.

Buffy Conquers the Academy

Conference Papers from the 2009/2010 Popular Culture/American Culture Associations


Author: U. Melissa Anyiwo,Karoline Szatek-Tudor

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443864781

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

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Buffy Conquers the Academy represents the cusp of pioneering research into a television show that has inspired a wealth of academic study since its cancellation in 2003. As a reflection of the current obsession with all things vampiric, this text offers an alternative perspective on the vampire myth from the point of view of scholars in the field and thereby celebrates the continuing existence of Buffy Studies as an endlessly fruitful academic discipline that is truly global and interdisciplinary. The Associations of Popular Culture and American Culture (PCA/ACA) have a tradition of encouraging growth in intellectual inquiry, and the acceptance of Buffy Studies as a subgenre of the Vampire area in 2008 reflected the belief in this globally recognized, sustainable discipline. In this volume, Buffyologists delve into the intricate world of Sunnydale from multiple perspectives that cut across all academic disciplines, ranging from gender/sexuality to religion, making this collection an excellent reflection of the current body of work under the umbrella of Buffy Studies.

Max Weber

a biography


Author: Joachim Radkau

Publisher: Polity Pr


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 683

View: 7025

Based on previously unknown sources, a comprehensive biography of the important social scientist examines the interrelations between Weber's thought and his life experience.

The Essential HBO Reader


Author: Gary R. Edgerton,Jeffrey P. Jones

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813143721

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 372

View: 4853

The founding of Home Box Office in the early 1970s was a harbinger of the innovations that transformed television as an industry and a technology in the decades that followed. HBO quickly became synonymous with subscription television and became the leading force in cable programming. Having interests in television, motion picture, and home video industries was crucial to its success. HBO diversified into original television and movie production, home video sales, and international distribution as these once-separate entertainment sectors began converging into a global entertainment industry in the mid-1980s. HBO has grown from a domestic movie channel to an international cable-and-satellite network with a presence in over seventy countries. It is now a full-service content provider with a distinctive brand of original programming and landmark shows such as The Sopranos and Sex and the City. The network is widely recognized for its award-winning, innovative and provocative programming, including dramatic series such as Six Feet Under and The Wire, miniseries such as Band of Brothers and Angels in America, comedies such as Curb Your Enthusiasm and Def Comedy Jam, sports shows such as Inside the NFL and Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, documentary series such as Taxi Cab Confessions and Autopsy, and six Oscar-winning documentaries between 1999 and 2004. In The Essential HBO Reader, editors Gary R. Edgerton and Jeffrey P. Jones bring together an accomplished group of scholars to explain how HBO's programming transformed the world of cable television and how the network continues to shape popular culture and the television industry. Now, after more than three and a half decades, HBO has won acclaim in four distinct programming areas -- drama, comedy, sports, and documentaries -- emerging as TV's gold standard for its breakout series and specials. The Essential HBO Reader provides a comprehensive and compelling examination of HBO's development into the prototypical entertainment corporation of the twenty-first century.

The Essential Civil Society Reader

Classic Essays in the American Civil Society Debate


Author: Don E. Eberly

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847697199

Category: Political Science

Page: 414

View: 1882

In The Civil Society Reader Don Eberly presents the classic writings of the leading scholars and organizers who have brought the civil society debate to the forefront of American politics.

Sectarianism in Early Judaism

Sociological Advances


Author: David J. Chalcraft

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781845530846

Category: Religion

Page: 267

View: 9794

'Sectarianism in Early Judaism' applies recent developments in sociological analysis to sect formation and development in early Judaism. The essays examine sectarianism in a wide range of different forms: the many layers of redaction in religious texts; the development arcs of sectarian groups; the role of sectarianism across Jewish history as well as in the time of the Second Temple; and the relations within and between sects and between sects and wider society. The book aims to establish a conceptual framework for the analysis of sects and, in doing so, makes particular use of the work of Max Weber and Bryan Wilson, exploring the limits of their typologies and sociological theories.

Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theory


Author: Gerard Delanty

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780203086476

Category: Philosophy

Page: 422

View: 6455

This innovative publication maps out the broad and interdisciplinary field of contemporary European social theory. It covers sociological theory, the wider theoretical traditions in the social sciences including cultural and political theory, anthropological theory, social philosophy and social thought in the broadest sense of the term. This volume surveys the classical heritage, the major national traditions and the fate of social theory in a post-national and post-disciplinary era. It also identifies what is distinctive about European social theory in terms of themes and traditions. It is divided into five parts: disciplinary traditions, national traditions, major schools, key themes and the reception of European social theory in American and Asia. Thirty-five contributors from nineteen countries across Europe, Russia, the Americas and Asian Pacific have been commissioned to utilize the most up-to-date research available to provide a critical, international analysis of their area of expertise. Overall, this is an indispensable book for students, teachers and researchers in sociology, cultural studies, politics, philosophy and human geography and will set the tone for future research in the social sciences.

Inscription on stone

Islam, state and education in Iran and Turkey


Author: Reza Arjmand

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education and state

Page: 280

View: 8248

Tom Wolfe's America

Heroes, Pranksters, and Fools


Author: Kevin T. McEneaney

Publisher: Praeger Publishers


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

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McEneaney offers a colorful overview of the life and works of the popular writer Tom Wolfe.



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Magnus Hirschfeld and the Quest for Sexual Freedom

A History of the First International Sexual Freedom Movement


Author: Elena Mancini

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan


Category: History

Page: 204

View: 3822

Against the late nineteenth-century European trend of theoretical elaborations of negative homosexual stereotypes and the legal persecution of homosexuals, German sexologist, Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935) introduced a scientific and humanistic approach to homosexual emancipation. Radical from the outset, his pioneering theorizations of gender overturned the dual sex system and revealed the artificiality of gender. Beyond destabilizing traditional concepts of masculinity and femininity and substantiating the naturalness of such phenomena as homosexual, intersexed, and transgendered identities, Hirschfeld deployed his theories to serve as the basis of a steadfast and influential campaign for the decriminalization of homosexuality and an international sexual freedom movement that championed the principal causes of the women’s movement and the rights of all sexual minorities. Integrating the predominant cultural, scientific, and political discourses during Hirschfeld’s lifetime, Elena Mancini illuminates his cosmopolitan and classical liberal political and cultural stance, showing him as more than a homosexual theorist and activist. This fascinating study shows how his opposition to fascism and to all forms of sexual and racial hierarchies makes him a humanist for our times and an inspiration for those who strive for social and political inclusion and tolerance.

Ethnicity and social divisions

contemporary research in sociology


Author: Karin Halldén,Elias le Grand,Zenia Hellgren

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 9093

The anthology "Ethnicity and Social Divisions: Contemporary Research in Sociology" is a collection of studies presented at the annual Aage Sørensen Memorial Conferences in 2006 and 2007. The volume reflects a number of important tendencies in contemporary social research: the increasing interest in questions that concern ethnicity and immigration on the one hand, the remaining centrality of social stratification and class analysis on the other hand, and the intersection between these fields. Eight young sociologists, all PhD Candidates at the universities of Harvard, Oxford or Stockholm at the time they wrote their contributions, participate in this volume. Representing a new generation of social scientists, they have conducted empirical research on social inequality related to class and ethnicity from different perspectives.

The Essential Neoconservative Reader


Author: Mark Gerson

Publisher: Perseus Books


Category: Political Science

Page: 467

View: 697

A new collection of writings by some of the leading neoconservative thinkers, including Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Irving Kristol, and George Gilder, encompasses topics ranging from the crisis in the African-American family to the role of religion in American life.

The essential Frankfurt school



Author: Andrew Arato,Eike Gebhardt

Publisher: New York : Urizen Books


Category: Political Science

Page: 559

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