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Max Weber in America

Max Weber in America

Author: Lawrence A Scaff
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Max Weber; Max Weber; Max Weber; Max Weber
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence A Scaff
ISBN: 9780691147796 0691147795
OCLC Number: 731713844
Awards: Winner of American Sociological Association: Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award 2012
Description: 311 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS ix PREFACE xi INTRODUCTION 1 PART 1: THE AMERICAN JOURNEY CHAPTER ONE: Thoughts about America 11 Traveling to Progressive America 11 New Horizons of Thought 16 A "Spiritualistic" Construction of the Modern Economy? 20 CHAPTER TWO: The Land of Immigrants 25 Arriving in New York 25 Church and Sect, Status and Class 29 Settlements and Urban Space 36 CHAPTER THREE: Capitalism 39 The City as Phantasmagoria 40 Hull House, the Stockyards, and the Working Class 43 Character as Social Capital 48 CHAPTER FOUR: Science and World Culture 54 The St. Louis Congress: Unity of the Sciences? 54 The Last Time for a Free and Great Development: American Exceptionalism? 60 The Politics of Art 66 Gender, Education, and Authority 69 CHAPTER FIVE: Remnants of Romanticism 73 The Lure of the Frontier 74 The Problems of Indian Territory 82 Nature, Traditionalism, and the New World 90 The Signifi cance of the Frontier 95 CHAPTER SIX: The Color Line 98 Du Bois and the Study of Race 100 The Lessons of Tuskegee 108 Race and Ethnicity, Class and Caste 112 CHAPTER SEVEN: Different Ways of Life 117 Colonial Children 117 Nothing Remains except Eternal Change 119 Ecological Interlude 127 Inner Life and Public World 129 The Cool Objectivity of Sociation 133 CHAPTER EIGHT: The Protestant Ethic 137 Spirit and World 139 William James and His Circle 146 Ideas and Experience 151 CHAPTER NINE: American Modernity 161 Strange Contradictions 164 Becoming American 168 Cultural Pluralism 174 TEN Interpretation of the Experience 181 The Discourse about America 182 A Way Out of the Iron Cage? 185 America in Weber's Work 191 PART 2: THE WORK IN AMERICA CHAPTER ELEVEN: The Discovery of the Author 197 Author and Audience 197 Networks of Scholars 198 Translation History 201 The Disciplines 206 CHAPTER TWELVE: The Creation of the Sacred Text 211 An American in Heidelberg 213 Parsons Translates The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism 217 CHAPTER THIRTEEN: The Invention of the Theory 229 Gerth and Mills Publish a Weber "Source Book" 229 Parsons's "Theory of Social and Economic Organization" 233 Weber among the Emigres 238 Weberian Sociology and Social Theory 244 Weber beyond Weberian Sociology 249 APPENDIX 1: Max and Marianne Weber's Itinerary for the American Journey in 1904 253 APPENDIX 2: Max Weber, Selected Correspondence with American Colleagues, 1904-5 257 ARCHIVES AND COLLECTIONS CONSULTED 267 BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTES 269 INDEX 305
Responsibility: Lawrence A. Scaff.


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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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