ISBN-10:
0195332539
ISBN-13:
9780195332537
Pub. Date:
09/04/2008
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Oxford University Press, USA
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism with Other Writings on the Rise of the West / Edition 4

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism with Other Writings on the Rise of the West / Edition 4

by Max Weber, Stephen Kalberg
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ISBN-13: 9780195332537
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 09/04/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 801,919
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Stephen Kalberg is Associate Professor of Sociology at Boston University and an affiliate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University. He is the editor of Max Weber: Readings and Commentary on Modernity (2005) and author of Max Weber's Comparative-Historical Sociology (1994). He teaches courses in sociological theory and comparative political cultures.

Table of Contents

*+New to this edition
General Introduction: Max Weber and the Modern West, Stephen Kalberg
I. THE PROTESTANT ETHIC AND THE SPIRIT OF CAPITALISM
Introduction to the Translation, Stephen Kalberg
Introduction to The Protestant Ethic, Stephen Kalberg
Part I: The Problem
Chapter 1: Religious Affiliation and Social Stratification
Chapter 2: The Spirit of Capitalism
Chapter 3: Luther's Conception of the Calling
Part II: The Vocational Ethic of Ascetic Protestantism
Chapter 4: The Religious Foundations of This-Worldly Asceticism
A. Calvinism
B. Pietism
C. Methodism
D. The Baptizing Sects and Churches
Chapter 5: Asceticism and the Spirit of Capitalism
*II. THE PROTESTANT SECTS IN AMERICA AND THE UNIQUENESS OF WESTERN RATIONALISM
Introduction, Stephen Kalberg
I. "The Protestant Sects and the Spirit of Capitalism"
II. "'Churches' and 'Sects' in North America: An Ecclesiastical Sociopolitical Sketch"
III. "Prefatory Remarks" to Collected Essays in the Sociology of Religion (1920)
*III. DEMARCATING THE UNIQUENESS OF THE WEST THROUGH COMPARISONS: MAGIC AND THE ECONOMIC ETHICS OF THE WORLD RELIGIONS
Introduction, Stephen Kalberg
I. Main Concepts: Economic Ethics, the Influence of Social Carriers, and from Sacred Law to the Ethic of Conviction
II. India: Hinduism and Buddhism
III. China: Confucianism
IV. Confucianism and Puritanism
V. Judaism
VI. The Middle East: Islam
VII. The West: Ancient Christianity and Catholicism
*IV. THE RISE OF MODERN CAPITALISM: THE WESTERN RATIONALISM AND MODERN WESTERN RATIONALISM DEEP CONTEXTS
Introduction, Stephen Kalberg
I. Comparative Cases: China and India
II. The Ancient and Medieval Cities in the West: Fraternization, Incorporation, and the Dissolution of Clan Ties
III. The Putting-Out System, Modes of Financing, Mercantilism, and the Factory
IV. The Definition of Modern Capitalism, and the Relationship of Feudalism and Patrimonialism to Capitalism
V. The West's Cross-State Competition vs. Hierocracy and Caesaropapism
VI. Juridical Formalism and the Rational State
VII. Ethos and Education under Feudalism and Patrimonialism, Clerical Education, and the Puritans' Mass Intellectualism
VIII. The Sect, Democracy, Tolerance, Freedom of Conscience, and a Cosmos of Abstract Norms
IX. Bureaucratization, Democracy, and Modern Capitalism
X. The Impersonality of the Market and Discipline in the Modern Capitalist Factory
Appendix I: Weber's Summary Statements on "The Protestant Ethic Thesis"
A. The Development of the Capitalist Frame of Mind (1919-1920)
B. "A 'Final Rebuttal' to a Critic of 'Spirit of Capitalism'" (1910)
Appendix II: Suggested Further Reading
A. The Protestant Ethic Thesis and the Protestant Ethic Debate
B. Max Weber: Life and Work
Notes for The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Literature Cited
A. Writings of Max Weber
B. Secondary Literature
Acknowledgments
*A Chronology of Max Weber's Life
*Glossary
Name Index
Subject Index

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