While Nietzsche’s influence on philosophy, literature and art is beyond dispute, his influence on sociology is often called into question. A close textual analysis of Nietzsche’s works and those of important sociologists – Max and Alfred Weber, Ferdinand Tönnies, Rosa Mayreder – provides the first comprehensive account of their study and use of Nietzsche’s writings. Above all, Nietzsche’s critique of modernity, morality and culture are shown to have had a decisive influence on the development of sociology and the work of its leading thinkers at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.
In The Protestant Ethic, Max Weber opposes the Marxist concept of dialectical materialism and relates the rise of the capitalist economy to the Calvinist belief in the moral value of hard work and the fulfillment of one's worldly duties. Based on the original 1905 edition, this volume includes, along with Weber's treatise, an illuminating introduction, a wealth of explanatory notes, and exemplary responses and remarks-both from Weber and his critics-sparked by publication of The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. This is the first English translation of the 1905 German text and the first volume to include Weber's unexpurgated responses to his critics, which reveal important developments in and clarifications of Weber's argument.
Annotation. This volume highlights the value of sociological theorizing in various strands of criminological research and reveals the breadth and depth of criminological sociology in its explicit and informed reliance on insights from sociological theory. It offers a range of perspectives, and theories of criminal behavior and perspectives of social control.
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.
Translated by Ephraim Fischoff With a new Foreword by Ann Swidler
Includes section "Book reviews and notes."
Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus ist einer von Webers international wichtigsten Beitr�gen zur Soziologie und gilt als grundlegendes Werk der Religionssoziologie. Zwischen der protestantischen Ethik und dem Beginn der Industrialisierung bzw. des Kapitalismus in Westeuropa besteht Weber zufolge ein enger Zusammenhang.Max Weber (1864-1920) gilt als Klassiker der Soziologie und der Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften. Er nahm mit seinen Theorien und Begriffsdefinitionen gro�en Einfluss auf die sogenannten Speziellen Soziologien, insbesondere auf die Wirtschafts-, die Herrschafts- und die Religionssoziologie.Zu seinen bekanntesten, noch heute gelesenen Werken geh�ren der Aufsatz Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus sowie die Vortr�ge Wissenschaft als Beruf und Politik als Beruf.
English summary: In 1920 Max Weber began to publish his "Collected Essays on the Sociology of Religion." In his "Preliminary Remarks" he declared as the collection's aim to identify the distinctiveness of Western - especially modern Western - rationalism and to explain its rise. These "Preliminary Remarks" were followed by reworked essays on ascetic Protestantism, which had originally appeared between 1904 and 1906. While he practically rewrote the essay on the sects of 1906, he stayed close to the original of his famous 1904/05 study "The Protestant Ethic and the 'Spirit' of Capitalism," although he made many amendments for its renewed publication. In this edition, these amendments are easily identified by their different typeface. Together with essays taken over from MWG I/9, for the first time this book provides all the essays on the cultural significance of ascetic Protestantism written by Max Weber in the period from 1904 to 1920 German description: Im Jahr 1920 begann Max Weber, seine Gesammelten Aufsatze zur Religionssoziologie zu veroffentlichen. Er leitete sie mit einer "Vorbemerkung" ein und liess dann seine uberarbeiteten Aufsatze uber den asketischen Protestantismus folgen, die ursprunglich in den Jahren 1904 bis 1906 erschienen waren. Wahrend er den Sektenaufsatz von 1906 von Grund auf umschrieb, hielt er an dem Text "Die protestantische Ethik und der 'Geist' des Kapitalismus" von 1904/05 fest, veranderte ihn aber an vielen Stellen. In der Studienausgabe werden diese Texte aus MWG I/18 ubernommen und um Texte aus MWG I/9 erganzt. So findet der Leser hier zum ersten Mal alle Weber-Texte zur Kulturbedeutung des asketischen Protestantismus in einem Band versammelt.
Provides entries for terms, phrases, people, and other aspects of the social sciences, and includes quotations from individuals in various fields
Max Weber’s sociological theories of secularization have vastly influenced the study of Protestant belief. Protestant Modernity offers a multifaceted understanding of secularization within the broader context of nineteenth-century liberal Protestantism. Anthony J. Carroll reconstructs Weber’s original writings to highlight Protestant motifs, reviews current secularization theories, and settles debates about contested meanings of secularization in this volume that will be essential reading for students and scholars of theology and the sociology of religion.

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