The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

by Max Weber

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Overview

This landmark work sets out the relationship between Western religious ethos and the emergence and growth of capitalism; its thesis being that the values of hard work and industry at the core of ascetic Protestantism made it possible for modern rational capitalism to flourish. This Norton Critical Edition is based on the Talcott Parsons translation (1930). It is accompanied by the Translator’s Note and explanatory annotations.

“Interpretations” includes five major scholarly essays on Weber and The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Ola Agevall, Richard F. Hamilton, Gudmund Hernes, Peter Breiner, and Richard Swedberg.

A Chronology of Weber’s life and work, a Selected Bibliography, and an Index are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982055601
Publisher: Igal Meirovich
Publication date: 01/01/2008
Edition description: New Edition

About the Author

Richard Swedberg is Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. He is the author of Max Weber and the Idea of Economic Sociology and A Max Weber Dictionary. He is coeditor (with Neil Smelser) of The Handbook of Economic Sociology and (with Mark Granovetter) of The Sociology of Economic Life.

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