Economy and Society: An Outline of Interpretive Sociology, Volume 2

Front Cover
University of California Press, 1978 - Economics - 1469 pages
0 Reviews
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified
Max Weber's Economy and Society is the greatest sociological treatise written in this century. Published posthumously in Germany in the early 1920s, it has become a constitutive part of the modern sociological imagination.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (1978)

Max Weber, a German political economist, legal historian, and sociologist, had an impact on the social sciences that is difficult to overestimate. According to a widely held view, he was the founder of the modern way of conceptualizing society and thus the modern social sciences. His major interest was the process of rationalization, which characterizes Western civilization---what he called the "demystification of the world." This interest led him to examine the three types of domination or authority that characterize hierarchical relationships: charismatic, traditional, and legal. It also led him to the study of bureaucracy; all of the world's major religions; and capitalism, which he viewed as a productof the Protestant ethic. With his contemporary, the French sociologist Emile Durkheim---they seem not to have known each other's work---he created modern sociology.

Bibliographic information