Max Weber in politics and social thought : from charisma to canonization / Joshua Derman.

Author
Derman, Joshua, 1977- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Description
xv, 271 p. ; 24 cm.

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Series
Ideas in context ; 102. [More in this series]
Summary note
"Max Weber is widely regarded as one of the foundational thinkers of the twentieth century. But how did this reclusive German scholar manage to leave such an indelible mark on modern political and social thought? Max Weber in Politics and Social Thought is the first comprehensive account of Weber's wide-ranging impact on both German and American intellectuals. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Joshua Derman illuminates what Weber meant to contemporaries in the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany and analyzes why they reached for his concepts to articulate such widely divergent understandings of modern life. It also accounts for the transformations that Weber's concepts underwent at the hands of e;migre; and American scholars, and in doing so, elucidates one of the major intellectual movements of the mid-twentieth century: the transatlantic migration of German thought"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-261) and index.
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Max Weber and his circles -- 2. Value freedom and polytheism -- 3. The meaning of modern capitalism -- 4. Skepticism and faith -- 5. Max Weber's sociologies -- 6. Charismatic rulership -- Conclusion
ISBN
  • 9781107025882 (hardback)
  • 1107025885 (hardback)
LCCN
2012016072
OCLC
793099522
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