From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology

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Oxford University Press, 1946 - Social Science - 490 pages
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Introducing the student to the work of a great sociologist, this book opens with a comprehensive biographical essay on Weber's life and work and includes his essays on science and politics, power, religion, and social structures.

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User Review  - Iben - Goodreads

I only read "Politics as Vocation" and "Science as Vocation" but both were worth the read. Especially amusing are his side remarks on universities and academicians. Read full review

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A Biographical View
Political Concerns
Intellectual Orientations

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About the author (1946)

Weber was a professor at the University of Heidelberg. Acknowledged as one of the greatest of the founders of sociology, his influence has yet to reach its peak.

C. Wright Mills, an American sociologist, was one of the most controversial social scientists of the mid-twentieth century. He considered himself a rebel against both the academic establishment and American society in general, and he rarely tried to separate his radical ideas from his teaching and writing. Irving Louis Horowitz summarized much of Mills's ideas in the subtitle of his biography of him: An American Utopian. Mill's most traditional sociological study is The Puerto Rican Journey. His most direct attack on his colleagues in sociology is The Sociological Imagination (1959) (which he found left much to be desired). His most ideological work is The Power Elite (1956), an attempt to explain the overall power structure of the United States. Mills thought that the dominant "value-free" methodology of American sociology was an ideological mask, hiding values that he did not share. According to his younger colleague Immanuel Wallerstein, Mills was essentially a utopian reformer who thought that knowledge properly used could bring about a better society.

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