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Max Weber in America

Author: Lawrence A Scaff
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Max Weber, widely considered a founder of sociology and the modern social sciences, visited the United States in 1904 with his wife Marianne. The trip was a turning point in Weber's life and it played a pivotal role in shaping his ideas, yet until now virtually our only source of information about the trip was Marianne Weber's faithful but not always reliable 1926 biography of her husband. Max Weber in America  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Max Weber; Max Weber; Max Weber; Max Weber; Max Weber
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence A Scaff
ISBN: 9780691147796 0691147795
OCLC Number: 587249103
Awards: Winner of American Sociological Association: Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award 2012.
Description: xiv, 311 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The American journey. Thoughts about America --
The land of immigrants --
Capitalism --
Science and world culture --
Remnants of romanticism --
The color line --
Different ways of life --
The Protestant ethic --
American modernity --
Interpretation of the experience --
The work in America. The discovery of the author --
The creation of the sacred text --
The invention of the theory.
Responsibility: Lawrence A. Scaff.
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Max Weber is widely considered a founder of sociology and the modern social sciences. This book provides details about Weber's visit to the United States in 1904 with his wife Marianne - what he did,  Read more...

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Winner of the 2012 Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award, History of Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association "In 1904, shortly after emerging from severe psychological illness Read more...

 
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