The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism / Edition 2

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism / Edition 2

by Max Weber
     
 

In what is arguably one of the most famous and influential works of sociology and is certainly Weber's most famous, he argued that Calvinist asceticism helped sow the seeds of capitalism by promoting selfless labor and restricting material consumption. This edition is an unabridged republication of the 1958 English translation published by Charles Scribner's Sons.… See more details below

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In what is arguably one of the most famous and influential works of sociology and is certainly Weber's most famous, he argued that Calvinist asceticism helped sow the seeds of capitalism by promoting selfless labor and restricting material consumption. This edition is an unabridged republication of the 1958 English translation published by Charles Scribner's Sons. Cited in Books for College Libraries, 3rd ed. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780935732900
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Series:
Counterpoint Series
Edition description:
Second Roxbury Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.76(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Stephen Kalberg
Translator's Preface by Stephen Kalberg
Glossary
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Part I. The Problem
1. Religious Affiliation and Social Stratification
2. The Spirit of Capitalism
3. Luther's Conception of the Calling
a. Task of the Investigation
Part II. The Vocational Calling of Ascetic Protestantism
4. The Religious Foundations of This-Worldly Asceticism
a. Calvinism
b. Pietism
c. Methodism
d. The Baptizing Sects: The Quakers, Baptists, and Mennonites
5. Asceticism and the Spirit of Capitalism
"The Protestant Sects and the Spirit of Capitalism"
Prefatory Remarks to Collected Essays in the Sociology of Religion

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