Weberian Sociological Theory

Author: Randall Collins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521314268

Category: Philosophy

Page: 356

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A new interpretation of Weberian sociology, showing its relevance to current world isues.

Capitalism and Modern Social Theory

An Analysis of the Writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107268044

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Giddens's analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Weber has become the classic text for any student seeking to understand the three thinkers who established the basic framework of contemporary sociology. The first three sections of the book, based on close textual examination of the original sources, contain separate treatments of each writer. The author demonstrates the internal coherence of their respective contributions to social theory. The concluding section discusses the principal ways in which Marx can be compared with the other two authors, and discusses misconceptions of some conventional views on the subject.

Varieties of Realism

Geometries of Representational Art

Author: Margaret A. Hagen

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521313292

Category: Psychology

Page: 338

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Varieties of Realism argues that it is not possible to represent the layout of objects and surfaces in space outside the dictates of formal visual geometry, the geometry of natural perspective. The book examines most of the world's coherent representational art styles, both in terms of the geometry of their creation and in terms of their perceptual effects on the viewer. A lucid exposition of modern geometrical principles and relations, accessible to the nonmathematical reader, is followed by an analysis of all known styles as variants of natural perspective, as true varieties of realism. Delineating the physical and mechanical constraints that determine the act of visual representation in painting and drawing, the author traces the intimate relations among seemingly distant styles and considers the kind of perceptual information about the world each can carry. Margaret Hagen is a perceptual psychologist with an ecological point of view. Her rigorous but readable presentation of visual theory and research offers provocative new insights into the connections among vision, geometry, and art.

Die Theorie sozialer Schließung

Tradition, Analysen, Perspektiven

Author: Jürgen Mackert

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663079120

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

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Die Theorie sozialer Schließung ist ein ungleichheits-, konflikt- und machttheoretischer Ansatz zur Analyse des Auschlusses von Individuen von jeglicher Art sozialer Systeme und deren Kampf um Inklusion. Der Sammelband vereinigt klassische Texte und aktuelle schließungstheoretische Analysen der politischen, ökonomischen, sozialen und kulturellen Partizipation von Individuen in modernen Gesellschaften. Mit Beiträgen von Frank Parkin, Randall Collins, Raymond Murphy, Loïc Wacquant, Sighard Neckel, Sylvia Wilz, Heinz Bude, June Edmunds, Bryan S. Turner, Phillip Brown, Jürgen Mackert

A Theory of Narrative

Author: F. K. Stanzel

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521310635

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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The purpose of this book is to provide a clear and systematic account of the complexities of fictional narration which result from the shifting relationship in all storytelling between the story itself and the way it is told.

Aristotle and Logical Theory

Author: Jonathan Lear

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521311786

Category: Philosophy

Page: 136

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Dr Lear explores Aristotle's philosophy of logic through logical consequence, validity and proof.

Policy and Police

The Enforcement of the Reformation in the Age of Thomas Cromwell

Author: G. R. Elton

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521313094

Category: History

Page: 460

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G. R. Elton's Policy and Police, first published in 1972, has since acquired classic status in the literature on the government of sixteenth-century England. The book examines what actually happened during Henry VIII's break with Rome, the widespread resistance which necessitated constant vigilance on the part of the government, and the role of Thomas Cromwell, whose surviving correspondence permits a detailed insight both into the purposes of government and the manner in which it was experienced by the people.

Max Weber's Economy and Society

A Critical Companion

Author: Charles Camic,Philip S. Gorski,David M. Trubek

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804747172

Category: Social Science

Page: 403

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This book provides an indispensable introduction to Weber's Economy and Society, and should be mandatory reading for social scientists who are interested in Weber. The various contributions to this volume, all written by important Weberian scholars, present the culmination of decades of debates about Weber's various concepts and theories. They are sure guides in the maze of conflicting interpretations, and draw out the implications of Weber's sociology for understanding social change in the 21st century. Gil Eyal, Columbia University Many will value this as the best collection of essays on Max Weber in the English language. It surpasses prior studies in using Weber and the world of his endeavors as entry points into the central issues of social science today. Richard Biernacki, University of California, San Diego"

The Cambridge Companion to Weber

Author: Stephen Turner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521567534

Category: History

Page: 288

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This Companion introduces Max Weber, one of the very greatest figures in the history of the social sciences.

Max Weber

a critical introduction

Author: Kieran Allen

Publisher: Pluto Pr

ISBN: 9780745322391

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

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Ideal student introduction to Weber's sociology that offers critical analysis in the context of Weber's political beliefs.

Max Weber

Die Leidenschaft des Denkens

Author: Joachim Radkau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423347907

Category:

Page: 924

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Between Literature and Science

The Rise of Sociology

Author: Wolf Lepenies

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521338103

Category: History

Page: 388

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The theme of this book is the conflict that arose in the early nineteenth century between the literary and scientific intellectuals of Europe, as they competed for recognition as the chief analysts of the unique industrial society in which they lived. Sociology was conceived as the third major discipline, a hybrid of the scientific and literary traditions. The author chronicles the rise of the alternative discipline by discussing the lives and works of the most prominent thinkers of the time, in England, France, and Germany. The book presents a penetrating study of idealists grappling with reality when industrial society was in its infancy. Published with the support of the Exxon Education Foundation.

Approaches to Class Analysis

Author: Erik Olin Wright

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521603812

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

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Few themes have been as central to sociology as 'class' and yet class remains a perpetually contested idea. Sociologists disagree not only on how best to define the concept of class but on its general role in social theory and indeed on its continued relevance to the sociological analysis of contemporary society. Some people believe that classes have largely dissolved in contemporary societies; others believe class remains one of the fundamental forms of social inequality and social power. Some see class as a narrow economic phenomenon whilst others adopt an expansive conception that includes cultural dimensions as well as economic conditions. This 2005 book explores the theoretical foundations of six major perspectives of class with each chapter written by an expert in the field. It concludes with a conceptual map of these alternative approaches by posing the question: 'If class is the answer, what is the question?'

Common Wealth

Das Ende des Eigentums

Author: Michael Hardt,Antonio Negri

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593391694

Category: Political Science

Page: 437

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In der momentanen Krise wächst das gesellschaftliche Unbehagen am Kapitalismus. Viele Menschen fragen jetzt nach einer menschlicheren Alternative des Zusammenlebens. Eine Gesellschaft jenseits von Maximen wie Profit, Konkurrenz und Besitzdenken - ist das möglich? Michael Hardt und Antonio Negri, Autoren des Bestsellers äEmpireä, entwickeln in ihrem neuen grossen Werk einen provozierend optimistischen Gesellschaftsentwurf. Dieser beruht nicht mehr auf dem neoliberalen Gegensatz von Privatbesitz und öffentlichem Eigentum, sondern auf der Idee des Gemeinsamen (äcommonä). Ressourcen wie Wasser, Luft und Pflanzen und immaterielle Güter wie Wissen und Information gehören uns allen. Wenn wir sie teilen, wird der Weg frei für eine gerechtere Gesellschaft, an der alle partizipieren können. Im Streit um das politische Profil des 21. Jahrhunderts bieten die Autoren ein zentrales Gegengewicht zu all jenen, die uns weismachen wollen, dass die derzeitige Politik- und Wirtschaftsform die einzig mögliche sei.

Max Weber and the New Century

Author: Alan Sica

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412828239

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 201

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This work documents the continuing usefulness of Max Weber's unrivalled social thought. It offers a series of linked studies that treat Weber's concept of rationalization as expressed in different cultural forms, and Weber's relationship to modern philosophical thought.

Max Weber

Author: Dirk Kaesler

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 340662250X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Zu Recht gilt Max Weber (1864–1920) heute international als einer der einflussreichsten Denker des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seine Werke zählen in den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften zu den Schlüsseltexten der wissenschaftlichen Ausbildung. Dirk Kaesler zeichnet knapp und anschaulich die entscheidenden Stationen seines Lebens und Wirkens nach und macht deutlich, wie eng sowohl die Themen der wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten Webers als auch deren Ergebnisse mit zeitgenössischen und familienbiographischen Zusammenhängen verflochten sind.

Max Weber's Politics of Civil Society

Author: Sung Ho Kim

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139453561

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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This book is an in-depth interpretation of Max Weber as a political theorist of civil society. On the one hand, it reads Weber's ideas from the perspective of modern political thought, rather than the modern social sciences; on the other, it offers a liberal assessment of this complex political thinker without attempting to apologize for his shortcomings. Through an alternative reading of Weber's religious, epistemological and political writings, the book shows Weber's concern with public citizenship in a modern mass democracy and civil society as its cultivating ground. Kim argues Weber's political thought, thus recast, was deeply informed by Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche and other German political thinkers and also reveals an affinity to the liberal-republican tradition best represented by Mill and Tocqueville. Kim has effectively resuscitated Weber as a political thinker for our time in which civic virtues and civil society have once again become one of the dominant issues.

For Weber

Essays on the Sociology of Fate

Author: Bryan S Turner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803976344

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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For Weber is recognized widely as one of the most incisive and stimulating books on Weber in the post-war period. Writing in defence of Weber's sociology against the criticism of academic sociology by Marxists such as Louis Althusser, Bryan Turner, a leading Weberian scholar, rejects the view that Weber's sociology is bourgeois, subjectivist and individualistic. This Second Edition, now available in paperback, includes a new Preface which reviews the scholarship on Weber since 1981. The book also provides a survey of the strengths and weaknesses of the major sociological approaches in the post-war period.

Medieval Religious Rationalities

A Weberian Analysis

Author: D. L. d'Avray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139491229

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Inspired by the social theories of Max Weber, David d'Avray asks in what senses medieval religion was rational and, in doing so, proposes a new approach to the study of the medieval past. Applying ideas developed in his companion volume on Rationalities in History, he explores how values, instrumental calculation, legal formality and substantive rationality interact and the ways in which medieval beliefs were strengthened by their mutual connections, by experience, and by mental images. He sheds new light on key themes and figures in medieval religion ranging from conversion, miracles and the ideas of Bernard of Clairvaux to Trinitarianism, papal government and Francis of Assisi's charismatic authority. This book shows how values and instrumental calculation affect each other in practice and demonstrates the ways in which the application of social theory can be used to generate fresh empirical research as well as new interpretative insights.