Max Weber and the Idea of Sociology
Yayıncı Princeton University Press ( 11 / 1999 ) ISBN 9780691029498 | İngilizce | Türler Genel Sosyoloji
This volume shows how Max Weber (1864-1920) laid a solid theoretical foundation for economic sociology and developed a series of new and evocative concepts. He not only investigated economic phenomena but also linked them clearly with political, legal and religious phenomena. This book also demonstrates that Weber's approach to economic sociology addresses a major problem that has haunted economic analysis since the 19th century: how to effectively unite an interest-driven type of analysis (popular with economists) with a social one (of course preferred by sociologists). Exploring Weber's view of the economy and how he viewed its relationship to politics, law, and religion, the text also discusses similarities and differences between Weber's economic sociology and present-day thinking on the same topic. In addition, the author shows how economic sociology has recently gained greater credibility as economists and sociologists have begun to collaborate in studying problems of organizations, political structures, social problems, and economic culture more genereally.