The nature of modernity, and its connection with capitalism, are questions at the heart of contemporary sociological debate. In "Capitalism and Modernity," Derek Sayer critically re-examines the answers given by two of the greatest social theorists of capitalism, Karl Marx and Max Weber. He provides a fresh reading of both men's work, and breaks new ground in showing the remarkable relevance of their thought to the modern condition. From behind the well-worn stereotypes of "the Marx-Weber debate" emerges a disturbing critique of modern sociality, subjectivity, and power which has lost none of its intellectual force or moral relevance.
Clearly and compellingly written, "Capitalism and Modernity" is a major work of original scholarship. As an authoritative yet accessible commentary on a debate central to modern sociology and politics, this work is likely to become a seminal text in social theory.
"The first genuinely interesting and important re-evaluation of Marx, Weber, and modernity in over a decade. Lucid in style and compelling in its moral purpose, "Capitalism and Modernity is a sociological gem." -Professor Bryan S. Turner
|Power and the subject|
|The Ghost in the machine|
|Without regard for persons|
|Suggestions for further reading|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 6th December 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.29 x 14.48 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1