Modernity and Politics in the Work of Max Weber

Modernity and Politics in the Work of Max Weber

by Charles Turner
     
 

In this study, Charles Turner encourages Weber specialists to situate the theorist's work in the more comprehensive debates about ``modernity.'' Recognizing the increasing amount of Anglo-American scholarship devoted to the centrality of politics in Max Weber's work as

well as to the radical shift away from the Parsonian view that Weber was a mainstream sociologist

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In this study, Charles Turner encourages Weber specialists to situate the theorist's work in the more comprehensive debates about ``modernity.'' Recognizing the increasing amount of Anglo-American scholarship devoted to the centrality of politics in Max Weber's work as

well as to the radical shift away from the Parsonian view that Weber was a mainstream sociologist, Turner argues that these new approaches do not accurately represent Weber's concept of the political.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415064903
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/22/1992
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction1
1The coherence of the concept of modernity7
2The theory of culture33
3The illusion of the epoch60
4The Zwischenbetrachtung I: theory of modernity or theory of culture?86
5The Zwischenbetrachtung II: a dual theory of tragedy120
6Dogmatism, vanity and vocation: the political personality146
Conclusion171
Notes174
Bibliography205
Name index214
Subject index216

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