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Max Weber in America

Author: Lawrence A Scaff
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   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
Named Person: Max Weber; Max Weber
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence A Scaff
ISBN: 9780691147796 0691147795
OCLC Number: 587249103
Description: xiv, 311 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: PART 1: THE AMERICAN JOURNEY --
ONE: Thoughts About America: Traveling to Progressive America ; New Horizons of Thought ; A "Spiritualistic" Construction of the Modern Economy? --
TWO: The Land of Immigrants: Arriving in New York ; Church and Sect, Status and Class ; Settlements and Urban Space --
THREE: Capitalism: ; The City as Phantasmagoria ; Hull House, the Stockyards, and the Working Class ; Character as Social Capital --
FOUR: Science and World Culture: The St. Louis Congress: Unity of the Sciences? ; The Last Time for a Free and Great Development: American Exceptionalism? ; The Politics of Art ; Gender, Education, and Authority --
FIVE: Remnants of Romanticism: The Lure of the Frontier ; The Problems of Indian Territory ; Nature, Traditionalism, and the New World ; The Significance of the Frontier --
SIX: The Color Line: Du Bois and the Study of Race ; The Lessons of Tuskegee ; Race and Ethnicity, Class and Caste --
SEVEN: Different Ways of Life: Colonial Children ; Nothing Remains except Eternal Change ; Ecological Interlude ; Inner Life and Public World ; The Cool Objectivity of Sociation --
EIGHT: The Protestant Ethic: Spirit and World ; William James and His Circle ; Ideas and Experience --
NINE: American Modernity: Strange Contradictions ; Becoming American ; Cultural Pluralism --
TEN: Interpretation of the Experience: The Discourse about America ; A Way Out of the Iron Cage? ; America in Weber's Work --
PART 2: THE WORK IN AMERICA --
ELEVEN: The Discovery of the Author: Author and Audience ; Networks of Scholars ; Translation History ; The Disciplines --
TWELVE: The Creation of the Sacred Text: An American in Heidelberg ; Parsons Translates "The Protestants Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism" --
THIRTEEN: The Invention of the Theory: Gerth and Mills Publish a Weber "Source Book" ; Parson's "Theory of Social and Economic Organization" ; Weber among the Émigrés ; Weberian Sociology and Social Theory ; Weber beyond Weberian Sociology --
APPENDIX 1: Max and Marianne Weber's Itinerary for the American Journey in 1904 --
APPENDIX 2: Max Weber, Selected Correspondence with American Colleagues, 1904-5.
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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