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Marx and Weber on Oriental Societies : In the Shadow of Western Modernity.

Author: Lütfi Sunar
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2014.
Series: Classical and contemporary social theory.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Orient was central to the work of Marx and Weber, both figures building their theories around the question of why modernity appeared to emerge only in the West. Extending recent work comparing the social theories of Marx and Weber, this book examines their approaches to oriental societies, showing how, in spite of the differences in their respective theorizations of the historical and political development of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Named Person: Karl Marx; Max Weber; Karl Marx; Max Weber
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lütfi Sunar
ISBN: 9781472417176 1472417178 9781472417169 147241716X 9781472417183 1472417186
OCLC Number: 871776252
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages).
Contents: Contents: Introduction: the Marx-Weber relationship in sociological literature. Part I Karl Marx and Imagining the Orient: The development of Marx's vision of the Orient: the cultural and social background; Discussions on the Asian mode of production; Marx's sources for oriental societies; Marx's study of Oriental societies; Marx's Oriental mirror. Part II Oriental Societies in the Theory of Max Weber: The formation of Weber's sociology of the Orient and its reception; Weber's sources on Oriental societies; Same old differences: differentiating between the Orient and the Occident; Divergences: religion, politics and economics; Disengagements: basic elements of Weber's study on Oriental societies; Weber's Occidental Geist: defining the West by using the Orient. Part III Converging Poles of Sociology: A comparison of Marx and Weber's analyses of Oriental societies; Epilogue. Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Classical and contemporary social theory.

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