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Title:
Max Weber on universities : the power of the state and the dignity of the academic calling in Imperial Germany
Author:
Weber, Max, 1864-1920.
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Publication Information:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1974 [c1973]
Physical Description:
62 pages ; 23 cm.
General Note:
"Reprinted from Minerva, vol. 11, no. 4 (Oct. 1973)."
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780226877266
Format :
Book

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Central Library LA727 .W4213 1974 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
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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. (Bowker Author Biography)


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