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Max Weber by Peter Kivisto, William H. Swatos Jr.

Max Weber is surpassed only by Karl Marx in the breadth of his influence as a social scientist. This bio-bibliography presents a complete listing of printed translations of Weber's works into English and a comprehensive, annotated bibliography of the secondary literature in English about Weber and his work. The first part contains chapter-length biographies of Weber, an overview of Weber's reception in Anglo-America, and a brief discussion of archival holdings for those interested in primary sources. Kivisto and Swatos offer an assessment of existing studies of Weber's life and thought in lieu of a conventional biography. The bulk of the volume is devoted to providing a bibliographic guide to the secondary literature on Weber in English. Annotated entries are arranged in five topical chapters that focus on biography and intellectual history, social science methodology, religion, politics and social class, and modernity, rationality, and bureaucracy.

Additional access to information is provided by two indexes: the author index lists the authors of all entries and the number(s) of their respective citations; the name and subject index identifies names that appear in titles or bibliographic entries and guides the researcher to subjects that may be treated in more than one chapter. This first annotated bibliography of works by and about one of modern sociology's founding fathers is a reference book for both scholars and students of social theory, historical sociology, the sociology of religion, and organizational sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313257940
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/15/1988
Series: Bio-Bibliographies in Sociology Series , #2
Pages: 267
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

PETER KIVISTO is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Augustana College. He has published a number of articles on theory, social movements, and ethnicity. His books include Immigrant Socialists in the United States and The Ethnic Enigma. He is currently engaged in a project on sociology and social criticism since World War II.

WILLIAM H. SWATOS, JR., has taught at King College and, more recently, as a member of the Sociology Department of Northern Illinois University. He is a board member of the Religious Research Association and is editor of Sociological Analysis. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and monographs and has edited several books, the most recent being the forthcoming Ultimate Answers and Changing Realities: Modern World Politics and Religious Resurgence.

Table of Contents

Part I

"The True Is the Truth": A Biographical Essay on the Mysteries and Certainties in the Life of Max Weber

Weber's Reception in Anglo-American Sociology

Going Further: Archives and the "Monumental Edition"

Part II

Weber's Works in English Translation


Biography and Intellectual History



Politics and Social Classes

Modernity, Rationalization, and Bureaucracy

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