Max Weber's Economy and Society: A Critical Companion

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“This book provides an indispensable introduction to Weber's Economy and Society, and should be mandatory reading for social scientists who are interested in Weber. The various contributions to this volume, all written by important Weberian scholars, present the culmination of decades of debates about Weber's various concepts and theories. They are sure guides in the maze of conflicting interpretations, and draw out the implications of Weber's sociology for understanding social change in the 21st century.”
—Gil Eyal,
Columbia University
“Many will value this as the best collection of essays on Max Weber in the English language. It surpasses prior studies in using Weber and the world of his endeavors as entry points into the central issues of social science
today.”
—Richard Biernacki,
University of California, San Diego
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"This book provides an indispensable introduction to Weber's Economy and Society, and should be mandatory reading for social scientists who are interested in Weber. The various contributions to this volume, all written by important Weberian scholars, present the culmination of decades of debates about Weber's various concepts and theories. They are sure guides in the maze of conflicting interpretations, and draw out the implications of Weber's sociology for understanding social change in the 21st century."
—Gil Eyal,
Columbia University

"Many will value this as the best collection of essays on Max Weber in the English language. It surpasses prior studies in using Weber and the world of his endeavors as entry points into the central issues of social science
today."
—Richard Biernacki,
University of California, San Diego

"This book provides an indispensable introduction to Weber's Economy and Society, and should be mandatory reading for social scientists who are interested in Weber."—Gil Eyal, Columbia University

"...an admirably helpful and user-friendly guide..."—Canadian Journal of Sociology Online

"The Critical Companion is the best existing title in English to outline the many issues under discussion in the sprawling Economy and Society."—H-Net Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804747172
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 1/20/2005
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


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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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Max Weber, scion of the cosmopolitan bourgeoisie : historical context and present-day relevance 31
2 Economy and society and the revision of Weber's ethics 47
3 Max Weber's "grand sociology" : the origins and composition of Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Soziologie 70
4 The continuing challenge of Weber's theory of rational action 101
5 Max Weber's economic sociology : the centerpiece of Economy and society? 127
6 Democracy, domination, and legitimacy in Max Weber's political thought 143
7 Religious communities and the path to disenchantment : the origins, sources, and theoretical core of the religion section 164
8 Beyond Weberian action theory 185
9 The shadow of exploitation in Weber's class analysis 204
10 The rule of the father : patriarchy and patrimonialism in early modern Europe 237
11 The Protestant ethic and the bureaucratic revolution : ascetic Protestantism and administrative rationalization in early modern Europe 267
12 Weber and the sociology of revolution 297
13 The disenchantment of logically formal legal rationality : or, Max Weber's sociology in the genealogy of the contemporary mode of Western legal thought 322
14 Max Weber and the origin of human rights : a study of cultural innovation 366
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