The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

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Routledge, 2001 - Social Science - 271 pages
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Max Weber's best-known and most controversial work, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, first published in 1904, remains to this day a powerful and fascinating read. Weber's highly accessible style is just one of many reasons for his continuing popularity. The book contends that the Protestant ethic made possible and encouraged the development of capitalism in the West. Widely considered as the most informed work ever written on the social effects of advanced capitalism, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism holds its own as one of the most significant books of the twentieth century. The book is one of those rare works of scholarship which no informed citizen can afford to ignore.

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Review: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

User Review  - Ciara Panic - Goodreads

Bit racist to be honest. Kind of promotes this idea of European/American Protestant superiority, which makes sense the more you learn about Weber's personal life, but doesn't really appeal to me ... Read full review

Review: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

User Review  - *Ciara* - Goodreads

Bit racist to be honest. Kind of promotes this idea of European/American Protestant superiority, which makes sense the more you learn about Weber's personal life, but doesn't really appeal to me ... Read full review

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Max Weber (1864-1920). One of the founding fathers of modern sociology.

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