Max Weber's Economy and Society: A Critical Companion

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Charles Camic, Philip S. Gorski, David M. Trubek
Stanford University Press, 2005 - Social Science - 403 pages
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Max Weber's Economy and Society is widely considered the most important single work in sociology and among the most important in the history of the social sciences. This volume provides a critical and up-to-date introduction to Weber's magnum opus. While much has been published about the various parts of Economy and Society, this is the first book to cover all of its major sections and themes, as well as to discuss the methodological vision that unites them.

In Max Weber's Economy and Society, a distinguished group of scholars illuminates the central arguments of Economy and Society and appraises their contemporary relevance for the analysis of the economy, the polity, law, religion, and social action. With essays that are both theoretical and empirical, this book will be of interest to those already familiar with Weber's work and to those encountering it for the first time.

  

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Contents

Economy and Society and the Revision of Webers Ethics
47
The Origins
70
The Continuing Challenge of Webers Theory
101
The Centerpiece
127
Democracy Domination and Legitimacy in Max Webers
143
Beyond Weberian Action Theory
185
The Shadow of Exploitation in Webers Class Analysis
204
Patriarchy and Patrimonialism
237
Weber and the Sociology of Revolution
297
A Study
366
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Charles Camic is Martindale-Bascom Professor of Sociology, Philip S. Gorski is Professor of Sociology, and David M. Trubek is Voss-Bascom Professor of Law and Director of the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy at the University of Wisconsin--Madison.

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