Max Weber

Max Weber : An Introduction to His Life and Work

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This book has established itself as a standard short introduction in German to the work of Max Weber, and appears here for the first time in English translation. The author has a profound knowledge of Weber's writings, yet manages to make Weber's ideas accessible to the beginner. The book offers a comprehensive account of Weber's views, giving attention both to the context in which Weber produced his most significant contributions to social science, and to the changes involved in his work over the course of his career. The author also offers an introduction to the controversies which Weber's writings have stimulated, from the time of their first appearance to the present day. The work is aimed at undergraduates studying Weber works, and research students interested in the bibliographical details of Weber's works and the origins of early German sociology.show more

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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 140 x 220mm
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • German
  • notes, bibliography
  • 0745602142
  • 9780745602141

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction: life; work. Part 2 Weber's early writings. Part 3 social change in German society: the agricultural workers; the Stock Exchange; the industrial workers. Part 4 Writings on the sociology of religion: the cultural significance of Protestantism; the economic ethics of the World religions. Part 5 Economy and society: sociology of law; general sociology; economic sociology; sociology of domination; sociology of music. Part 6 Weber's methodological writings: the concept of "Verstehen" or "Understanding"; the concept of the "Ideal Type"; the postulate of freedom from value-judgment ("Werturteilsfreiheit"). Part 7 The reception of Weber's work during his lifetime.show more