Max Weber Matters: Interweaving Past and Present
This volume clearly communicates that Weber’s influence is of great significance to the history of social science, and to appreciating the theoretical work of other social scientists in the modern age. Its insightful and timely publication comprises topical and innovative work discussing Weber in a range of historical and contemporary questions including: the controversy surrounding the Da Vinci code; the charismatic role of martyrs; the nuclear weapons strategy in a post-cold-war age and the affinity between Hindu belief systems and disenchanted computer science. Max Weber Matters illustrates the multidisciplinary and continued relevance of Weber’s work and will be of interest to scholars across a range of disciplines, including historians, sociologists, political scientists and social theorists.
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INTERWEAVING PAST AND PRESENT SETTING THE SCENE
THEORIZING RATIONALITY AND PROCESSES OF RATIONALIZATION
THE CULTURE OF CAPITALISM PAST AND PRESENT
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