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Max Weber in America

Author: Lawrence A Scaff
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2011.
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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: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Max Weber; Max Weber
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence A Scaff
ISBN: 9781400836710 1400836719 1299051146 9781299051140
OCLC Number: 845249089
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Awards: Winner of American Sociological Association: Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award 2012.
Description: 1 online resource (329 p.)
Contents: Cover; MAX WEBER IN AMERICA; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; ILLUSTRATIONS; Figures; Tables; PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; 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; 1. The Park Row and St. Paul Skyscrapers in 1904; Church and Sect, Status and Class; 2. The German Reform Church in North Tonawanda, New York; Settlements and Urban Space; THREE Capitalism; The City as Phantasmagoria Hull House, the Stockyards, and the Working ClassCharacter 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; 3. Colonel Clarence B. Douglas; The Problems of Indian Territory; 4. Tams Bixby; 5. Robert Latham Owen; 6. Narcissa Chisolm Owen; Nature, Traditionalism, and the New World; 7. The clubhouse at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory; The Significance of the Frontier SIX The Color LineDu Bois and the Study of Race; 8. W.E.B. Du Bois; 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; 9. The Haverford Friends Meeting House; William James and His Circle; 10. William James; Ideas and Experience; NINE American Modernity; Strange Contradictions; Becoming American; 11. Jewish immigrant girls, Henry Street Settlement, New York City Cultural PluralismTEN 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; 1. Max Weber's Work in English Translation: The Main Publications, 1927-58; 2. Early Translations of Weber's Work in Typescript, Mimeograph, or Microform Format; The Disciplines; TWELVE The Creation of the Sacred Text; An American in Heidelberg; Parsons Translates The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism THIRTEEN The Invention of the TheoryGerth and Mills Publish a Weber "Source Book"; 12. C. Wright Mills; Parsons's "Theory of Social and Economic Organization"; Weber among the Émigrés; Weberian Sociology and Social Theory; 13. Talcott Parsons; 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; ARCHIVES AND COLLECTIONS CONSULTED; BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTES; INDEX

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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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