The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism


Author: Max Weber
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0203995805
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Max Weber's best-known and most controversial work, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, first published in 1904, remains to this day a powerful and fascinating read. Weber's highly accessible style is just one of many reasons for his continuing popularity. The book contends that the Protestant ethic made possible and encouraged the development of capitalism in the West. Widely considered as the most informed work ever written on the social effects of advanced capitalism, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism holds its own as one of the most significant books of the twentieth century. The book is one of those rare works of scholarship which no informed citizen can afford to ignore.

Centennial Rumination on Max Weber's the Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism


Author: Isaacs Mark
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1581123108
Category: History
Page: 272
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In 1904-1905 Max Weber published the sociological classic "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism." In this book Weber argues that religion, specifically "ascetic Protestantism" provided the essential social and cultural infrastructure that led to modern capitalism. Weber's suggests that Protestantism has "an affinity for capitalism." Indeed, something within Protestantism-by accident or design-creates the necessary preconditions that lead to the flowering of a just, free, and prosperous society. At the same time, Weber wonders if the economic backwardness of certain societies and regions of the world are somehow related to their religious affiliation. Weber's century old thesis challenges the erroneous core assumptions of many secular humanists, postmoderns, Roman Catholic traditionalists, and Islamists. In view of the threat of the War on Terror, and in the face of the inadequate response of secularist and post-modern intellectuals, it is vital that we understand and appreciate the profound paradigm shift that occurred during the sixteenth and seventeenth century that led to the unfolding of modern capitalism. Despite a plethora of critics Max Weber's one-hundred year old thesis still stands.

Southern Farmers and Their Stories

Memory and Meaning in Oral History
Author: Melissa Walker
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813171504
Category: History
Page: 344
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The industrial expansion of the twentieth century brought with it a profound shift away from traditional agricultural modes and practices in the American South. The forces of economic modernity—specialization, mechanization, and improved efficiency—swept through southern farm communities, leaving significant upheaval in their wake. In an attempt to comprehend the complexities of the present and prepare for the uncertainties of the future, many southern farmers searched for order and meaning in their memories of the past. In Southern Farmers and Their Stories, Melissa Walker explores the ways in which a diverse array of farmers remember and recount the past. The book tells the story of the modernization of the South in the voices of those most affected by the decline of traditional ways of life and work. Walker analyzes the recurring patterns in their narratives of change and loss, filling in gaps left by more conventional political and economic histories of southern agriculture. Southern Farmers and Their Stories also highlights the tensions inherent in the relationship between history and memory. Walker employs the concept of “communities of memory” to describe the shared sense of the past among southern farmers. History and memory converge and shape one another in communities of memory through an ongoing process in which shared meanings emerge through an elaborate alchemy of recollection and interpretation. In her careful analysis of more than five hundred oral history narratives, Walker allows silenced voices to be heard and forgotten versions of the past to be reconsidered. Southern Farmers and Their Stories preserves the shared memories and meanings of southern agricultural communities not merely for their own sake but for the potential benefit of a region, a nation, and a world that has much to learn from the lessons of previous generations of agricultural providers.

Law as a Social Institution


Author: Hamish Ross
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847312403
Category: Law
Page: 144
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This book develops the rudiments of a sociological perspective on state law and legal theory. It outlines a distinctive approach to theoretical enquiry that offers an improved understanding of law as a social and institutional phenomenon. The book draws upon Max Weber's sociological and juristic writings as a context in which to explore themes arising or selectively developed from a critical reassessment of key aspects of H.L.A. Hart's theory of law. The discussion initially centres around three problematical areas or 'Gordian Knots': essentially weaknesses in the analytical nucleus of The Concept of Law,matters of misplaced emphasis and other elements that, it is argued, have obscured fundamental aspects of a perceived social reality. Using the critique as a point of departure the book explores key issues that Hart merely touched upon or seemingly passed over: the role of the (sociologically inclined) jurist, the defensibility of an 'institutional insider's' perspective, the institutional behavioural dimension of the legal world, and the relational and social power dynamics of law-affected human behaviour.

Ancient and Modern Religion and Politics

Negotiating Transitive Spaces and Hybrid Identities
Author: J. LeBlanc,Carolyn M. Jones Medine
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137071516
Category: Social Science
Page: 258
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This book brings a variety of voices into conversation about the issues of identity, community, tension and violence, and peace in the West: from Sophocles to Alice Walker, from Lincoln to Martin Luther King, Jr. and from Euripides to Edward Said.

The Hacker Ethic


Author: Pekka Himanen
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407064290
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
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The Hacker Ethic takes us on a journey through fundamental questions about life in the information age - a trip of constant surprises, after which our time and our lives can be seen from unexpected perspectives.Nearly a century ago, Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism articulated the animating spirit of the industrial age, the Protestant ethic. In the original meaning of the word, hackers are enthusiastic computer programmers who share their work with others; they are not computer criminals. Now Pekka Himanen - together with Linus Torvalds and Manuel Castells - articulates how hackers represent a new opposing ethos for the information age.Underlying hackers' technical creations - such as the Internet and the personal computer, which have become symbols of our time - are the hacker values that produced them. These values promote passionate and freely rhythmed work; the belief that individuals can create great things by joining forces in imaginative ways; and the need to maintain our existing ethical ideals, such as privacy and equality, in our new increasingly technologized society.

Ancient Judaism


Author: Max Weber
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439119181
Category: Religion
Page: 528
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Weber’s classic study which deals specifically with: Types of Asceticism and the Significance of Ancient Judaism, History and Social Organization of Ancient Palestine, Political Organization and Religious Ideas in the Time of the Confederacy and the Early Kings, Political Decline, Religious Conflict and Biblical Prophecy.

Max Weber

Die Leidenschaft des Denkens
Author: Joachim Radkau
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423347907
Category:
Page: 924
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Idea fidei fratrum

oder kurzer Begriff der christlichen Lehre in den evangelischen Brüdergemeinen
Author: August Gottlieb Spangenberg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 592
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Zur Geschichte der Handelsgesellschaften im Mittelalter


Author: Max Weber
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783741110177
Category:
Page: 182
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Zur Geschichte der Handelsgesellschaften im Mittelalter ist ein unveranderter, hochwertiger Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1889. Hansebooks ist Herausgeber von Literatur zu unterschiedlichen Themengebieten wie Forschung und Wissenschaft, Reisen und Expeditionen, Kochen und Ernahrung, Medizin und weiteren Genres.Der Schwerpunkt des Verlages liegt auf dem Erhalt historischer Literatur.Viele Werke historischer Schriftsteller und Wissenschaftler sind heute nur noch als Antiquitaten erhaltlich. Hansebooks verlegt diese Bucher neu und tragt damit zum Erhalt selten gewordener Literatur und historischem Wissen auch fur die Zukunft bei."

Sociological Abstracts


Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

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.

Wirtschaftsgeschichte

Abriß Der Universalen Sozial und Wirtschaftsgeschichteth Aus Den Nachgelassenen Vorlesungen Hrsgth Von Sth Hellmann und Mth Palyith
Author: Max Weber
Publisher: Duncker & Humblot
ISBN: 3428535111
Category: Political Science
Page: 374
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»Endlich muß noch betont werden, daß Wirtschaftsgeschichte [...] nicht, wie die materialistische Geschichtsauffassung glauben machen will, identisch mit der Geschichte der gesamten Kultur überhaupt ist. Diese ist nicht ein Ausfluß, nicht lediglich eine Funktion jener; vielmehr stellt die Wirtschaftsgeschichte nur einen Unterbau dar, ohne dessen Kenntnis allerdings die fruchtbare Erforschung irgendeines der großen Gebiete der Kultur nicht denkbar ist.« (Aus dem Text)

Work

Ford Madox Brown's Painting and Victorian Life
Author: John Albert Walker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Brown, Ford Madox
Page: 132
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Ford Madox Brown's fascinating realist painting Work takes as its heroes a group of labourers laying water pipes in The Mount, Hampstead. They are surrounded by a variety of picturesque characters representing the different classes and occupations of Victorian society, including two intellectuals - Thomas Carlyle and the Rev F. D. Maurice, whose ideas are crucial to the painting's meaning. This fully illustrated book tells the story behind Brown's masterpiece - its sources in popular art, its composition and its 'message', as well as its critical reception at the time and its impact on art in the twentieth century. Walker also examines the history of Hampstead in the 1850s, the wider issues of conflict and ideas in Victorian Britain and the social history of London with its cast of navvies, urchins and street vendors, philosophers, reformers and idlers

Choice


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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Deutschland und Amerika aus der Sicht Max Webers


Author: Stephen Kalberg
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658028408
Category: Social Science
Page: 225
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Sieht man genau hin, lassen sich große Unterschiede zwischen der deutschen und der amerikanischen Gesellschaft ausmachen. Viele davon sind unter der Oberfläche verborgen. Max Webers historisch-vergleichende Soziologie ist für eine kausale Erklärung dieser Unterschiede bestens gerüstet. Max Weber interessierte sich sein Leben lang für verschiedenste Aspekte der Gesellschaften in Deutschland und Amerika. Seine elfwöchige Amerikareise im Jahr 1904 hinterließ bei ihm einen unauslöschlichen Eindruck und regte ihn bis zu seinem Tod zu einem weitgestreuten Spektrum von Themen an. In diesem Band wird keine Mühe gescheut, die zentralen Merkmale seines historisch-vergleichenden Ansatzes vorzustellen und ihren Wert für die empirische Forschung in verständlicher Weise darzulegen. Webers aussagekräftiger theoretischer Rahmen ermöglicht es uns, die bestimmenden Charakteristika beider Gesellschaften anhand vielfältiger Ursachen zu erklären. Darüber hinaus erlauben seine Begriffe und Verfahren, die Grenzen der jeweiligen politischen Kultur scharf abzustecken. Ferner werden, bezogen auf die Vereinigten Staaten, ihre religiösen Wurzeln eingehend zur Sprache kommen.​

International Marketing


Author: Philip R. Cateora,John L. Graham,Edward R. Bruning
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780070948778
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 634
View: 1938

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Cateora and Graham's "International Marketing" is far and away the best selling text in the field, with a pioneering approach to making the material accessible and relevant that has become the standard by which other books are judged. Providing a well-rounded perspective of international markets that encompasses history, geography, language, and religion as well as economics, Cateora helps students to see the cultural and environmental uniqueness of any nation or region. The 13th edition reflects all the important events and innovations to affect global business within recent years, while including several new and updated technological learning tools..

Zur Geschichte des Urchristentums


Author: Friedrich Engels
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 373097422X
Category: History
Page: 38
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In einer Reihe von Schriften zur Geschichte von Friedrich Engels steht auch diese Schrift. Dabei zieht er Parallelen zu seinen sozialreformerischen Ideen. - Interessant zu lesen für sozial oder christlich interessierte Menschen.