Economy and Society

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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 1920s, it has become a constitutive part of the modern sociological imagination.
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Overview

Max Weber's Economy and Society is the greatest sociological treatise written in this century. Published posthumously in Germany in the early 1920s, it has become a constitutive part of the modern sociological imagination.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520280021
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2013
  • Edition description: First Edition, Two Volume Set, with a New Foreword by Guenther Roth
  • Pages: 1712
  • Sales rank: 1,446,890
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Starting out as a professor of law and economics at a young age in Imperial Germany, Max Weber (1864-1920) had a brilliant career interrupted by illness, which ultimately freed him from academic constraints to create the great interdisciplinary body of work for which he is famous today. Transcending the German contemporary context, his writings have become, through a series of transatlantic transmissions, one of the foundation stones of American and international social science and indispensible reading in several disciplines. Central aspects of his oeuvre, foremost Economy and Society, remain of continued importance in the age of globalization and its counter-movements.

Guenther Roth, born in Germany in 1931, began his American career in 1953, dealing extensively with Max Weber’s scholarly and political writings in their contemporary context and their impact on American social science. Since his retirement from Columbia University in 1997, he has written about Weber’s cosmopolitan family history and the tensions in his life between scholarship, politics and personal relations.

Claus Wittich, born in Germany in 1932, was for many years a specialist for eastern European economies at US universities, then the United Nations in New York and Geneva. His recent work focuses on academic links between Germany and Russia from the 18th to the 20th century.

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

Volume 1
Preface to the 1978 Re-issue
Preface

Introduction

Part One: Conceptual Exposition
I. Basic Sociological Terms
II. Sociological Categories of Economic Action
III. The Types of Legitimate Domination
IV. Status Groups and Classes

Part Two: The Economy and the Arena of Normative and De Facto Powers
I. The Economy and Social Norms
II. The Economic Relationships of Organized Groups
III. Household, Neighborhood and Kin Group
IV. Household, Enterprise and Oikos
V. Ethnic Groups
VI. Religious Groups (The Sociology of Religion)
VII. The Market: Its Impersonality and Ethic (Fragment)

Volume 2

VII. Economy and Law (The Sociology of Law)
IX. Political Communities
X. Domination and Legitimacy
XI. Bureaucracy
XII. Patriarchalism and Patrimonialism
XIII. Feudalism, Ständestaat and Patrimonialism
XIV. Charisma and Its Transformation
XV. Political and Hierocratic Domination
XVI. The City (Non-Legitimate Domination)

Appendices

Index

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