Stephen Kalberg's The Social Thought of Max Weber, the newest volume of the SAGE Social Thinkers series, provides a concise introduction to the work, life, and influence of Max Weber, considered to be one of three most important founders (along with Marx and Durkheim) of sociology. The book serves as an excellent introduction to the full range of Weber’s major themes, and explores in detail the extent to which they are relevant today. It is ideal for use as a self-contained volume or in conjunction with other sociological theory textbooks.
Series Editor's Foreword
Chapter 1: The Person and the Intellectual Context
Chapter 2: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism and the "Sect Essays"
Chapter 3: The Methodology
Chapter 4: Economy and Society
Chapter 5: The Social and Political Context
Chapter 6: "Rationalism" East and West: The Economic Ethics of the World Religions and the Turn Toward a Sociology of Civilizations
Chapter 7: The Sociology of Civilizations I: Western Rationalism and Modern Western Rationalism
Chapter 8: The Sociology of Civilizations II: The Rationalism of China
Chapter 9: The Sociology of Civilizations III: The Rationalism of India
Chapter 10: Applying Weber: The Birth and Growth of the American Civic Sphere
Chapter 11: An Assessment
Chapter 12: Further Readings
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