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Essays in economic sociology

Author: Max Weber; Richard Swedberg
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999.
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"The writings of Max Weber (1864-1920) contain one of the most fascinating and sophisticated attempts ever made to create an economic sociology. Economic sociologist and Weber scholar Richard Swedberg has selected the most important of Weber's enormous body of writings on the topic, making these available for the first time in a single volume. The central themes around which the anthology is organized are modern  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Max Weber; Richard Swedberg
ISBN: 0691009066 9780691009063
OCLC Number: 40714136
Description: vi, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Modern capitalism: key characteristics and key institutions --
The spirit of capitalism --
The market --
The beginnings of the firm --
Class, status, and party --
The three types of legitimate domination --
The bureaucratization of politics and the economy --
The rational state and its legal system --
The national state and economic policy (Freiburg address) --
The social causes of the decay of ancient civilization --
The evolution of the capitalist spirit --
The Protestant sects and the spirit of capitalism --
Kinship and capitalism in China --
The caste system in India --
Charity in ancient Palestine --
Sociological categories of economic action --
The area of economics, economic theory, and the ideal type --
Marginal utility analysis and "the fundamental law of psychophysics."
Responsibility: Max Weber ; edited by Richard Swedberg.
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