Love or greatness (Routledge Revivals): Max Weber and masculine thinking / Edition 1

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Overview

This work, first published in 1990, reissues the first thorough examination of the essentially masculine nature of Max Weber's social and political thinking. Through a detailed examination of his central texts, the author demonstrates Weber's masculine reading of 'social life' and shows how his work advocates a masculine form of life that poses a challenge to contemporary women and to feminism. In particular, she addresses the patriarchal implications of Weber's belief in the need to relegate the ethic of brotherly love to a private sphere in order to make possible rational action and the achievement of greatness in the public sphere.

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'This is a challenging, well-written synthesis of the best of feminist thought and political and cultural critique. It will interest scholars of Weber, political science, or sociology, and feminists.' - J. L. Croissant, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institution
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415570749
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/22/2009
  • Series: Routledge Revivals Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: A World of Greatness Part 2: The Modern World Part 3: A World of Love Part 4: An Alternative World

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