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Max Weber : a skeleton key

Author: Randall Collins
Publisher: Beverly Hills : Sage Publications, ©1986.
Series: Masters of social theory, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A concise overview of sociology's greatest classic thinker. Weber emerges as a multisided intellectual personality, whose intellectual ambivalence is related to a neurotic breakdown in mid career and to the compromises he was forced to make among the conflicting politievanscal and intellectual currents of his time. Here we see what kinds of philosophical idealism Weber favored and what kinds he rejected, as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Max Weber; Max Weber; Max Weber; Max Weber; Max Weber; Max Weber
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Randall Collins
ISBN: 0803925506 9780803925502 0803925514 9780803925519
OCLC Number: 12371339
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 151 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Weber's Life and Personality --
Melodramatics and Psychological Mysteries --
The Meaning of Ideas in History --
Weber's Methodological Essays and Theory of Action --
The Meaning of Ideas In History --
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism --
Rationalization --
The Master Trend of History? --
Weber's Vision of Social Change --
The Comparative Studies of the World Religions --
Weber's Sociological Encyclopedia.
Series Title: Masters of social theory, v. 3.
Responsibility: Randall Collins.
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