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Max Weber : From History to Modernity - Professor Bryan S. Turner

Max Weber

From History to Modernity

Paperback Published: 28th October 1993
ISBN: 9780415103879
Number Of Pages: 284

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This authoritative book, written by one of the leading Weber scholars in the English-speaking world, examines Max Weber's contribution to the contemporary debate about modernity and postmodernity. Bryan Turner examines contemporary interpretations of Weber's relationship to Marx, Nietzsche and Simmel. Turner also demonstrates the significance of Weber's comparative and historical sociology to an understanding of the complexity of secular industrial societies. In addition, Turner explores the rationalization theme in Weber's sociology by examining scientific rationality, religious change, political metaphors and the discipline of the body.
The book provides a guide to the current issues in social theory, religion, rationalization, the body, modernization and capitalism. It will be essential reading for anyone interested in Weber's claim that the aim of sociology must be to explain what is distinctive about the times in which we live.

Preface
Introduction
Max Weber and the Panic Culture of Postmodernism
Max Weber's Historical Sociology
Islam, Capitalism and the Weber Theses
Origins and Traditions in Islam and Christianity
State, Science and Economy in Traditional Societies
Religion and State-Formation
The Rationalization of the Body
The Body Politic
Simmel, Rationalization and the Sociology of Money
Nietzsche, Weber and the Devaluation of Politics
Conclusion: Sociology and the Science of `Man'
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ISBN: 9780415103879
ISBN-10: 0415103878
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 28th October 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1

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