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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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Includes Weber's discussion of what is called social capital, his analysis of the institutions needed for a well-functioning capitalist economy, and his attempt to introduce social structure into  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Weber; Richard Swedberg
ISBN: 0691009066 9780691009063
OCLC Number: 901137780
Description: 314 p.
Contents: NOTE ON THE TEXTS OF THE READINGS vii INTRODUCTION, by Richard Swedberg 3 PART I: MODERN CAPITALISM 41 ONE Modern Capitalism: Key Characteristics and Key Institutions 43 TWO The Spirit of Capitalism 52 THREE The Market 75 FOUR The Beginnings of the Firm 80 FIVE Class, Status, and Party 83 PART II: CAPITALISM, LAW, AND POLITICS 97 SIX The Three Types of Legitimate Domination 99 SEVEN The Bureaucratization of Politics and the Economy 109 EIGHT The Rational State and Its Legal System 116 NINE The National State and Economic Policy (Freiburg Address) 120 TEN The Social Causes of the Decay of Ancient Civilization 138 PART III: CAPITALISM, CULTURE, AND RELIGION 155 ELEVEN The Evolution of the Capitalist Spirit 157 TWELVE The Protestant Sects and the Spirit of Capitalism 168 THIRTEEN Kinship and Capitalism in China 179 FOURTEEN The Caste System in India 185 FIFTEEN Charity in Ancient Palestine 189 PART IV THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY 197 SIXTEEN Sociological Categories of Economic Action 199 SEVENTEEN The Area of Economics, Economic Theory, and the Ideal Type 242 EIGHTEEN Marginal Utility Analysis and "The Fundamental Law of Psychophysics" 249 GLOSSARY Key Concepts in Weber's Economic Sociology 261 A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO WEBER'S ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY 287 INDEX 303
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"Swedberg offers a comprehensive introduction to a neglected economic classic. This book will be of interest to intellectual historians, to sociologists, and to philosophers of science."--Mark Read more...

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