Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism / Edition 2

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Overview

Max Weber's best-known and most controversial work, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, first published in 1904, remains to this day a powerful and fascinating read. Weber's highly accessible style is just one of many reasons for his continuing popularity. The book contends that the Protestant ethic made possible and encouraged the development of capitalism in the West. Widely considered as the most informed work ever written on the social effects of advanced capitalism, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism holds its own as one of the most significant books of the twentieth century. The book is one of those rare works of scholarship which no informed citizen can afford to ignore.
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Times Higher Education Supplement
Max Weber is the one undisputed canonical figure in contemporary sociology.
Booknews
Arguing that classic works should be translated every generation, and that the essay here was last translated into English some 70 years ago, Kalberg (sociology, Boston U.) strives to make the text accessible to undergraduates and general readers and to retain the integrity of the work with a close-to-the-text translation. In addition to the essay itself, which was published in a two parts in a social science journal in 1904-05, he has included two related documents by Weber (1864-1920). Cited in . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415254069
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/23/2001
  • Series: Routledge Classics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 209,287
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Max Weber (1864-1920). One of the founding fathers of modern sociology.

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Anthony Giddens, Translator's Preface, Author's Introduction Part 1: The Problem 1. Religious Affiliation and Social Stratification 2.The Spirit of Capitalism 3. Luther's Conception of the Calling: Task of the Investigation. Part 2: The Practical Ethics of the Ascetic Branches of Protestantism 4.The Religious Foundations of Worldly Asceticism 1. Calvinism 2. Pietism 3. Methodism 4. The Baptist Sects 5. Ascetisism and the Spirit of Capitalism Notes Index

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