Intellectual Work And The Spirit Of Capitalism

Author: Thomas Kemple
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137377135
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Intellectual Work And The Spirit Of Capitalism from the Author: Thomas Kemple. This book treats three lectures that Weber gave in the last decade of his career as a podium or prism from which to approach his best-known treatises and essays on the rise of occidental capitalism. His remarks on 'Technology and Culture' (1910) and his famous 'Science as a Vocation' (1917) and 'Politics as a Vocation' (1919 lectures) offer a standpoint for assessing the contemporary relevance of Weber''s notion of ''interpretive understanding'', including the place of ideal types and value-judgments in sociology, as well as the use of rhetorical techniques and literary methods in scholarly discourse more generally. These public moments invite us to consider how both his most celebrated and least known arguments about the origins of the ''spirit'' of modern capitalism and the fateful force of bureaucracy continue to raise questions about the prospect and promise of intellectual work that still concern us today.

The New Spirit Of Capitalism

Author: Luc Boltanski
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859845547
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The New Spirit Of Capitalism from the Author: Luc Boltanski. A century after the publication of Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the "Spirit" of Capitalism, a major new work examines network-based organization, employee autonomy and post-Fordist horizontal work structures.

The Spirit Of Democratic Capitalism

Author: Michael Novak
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0819178233
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The Spirit Of Democratic Capitalism from the Author: Michael Novak. ...a major work for our times. --Irving Kristol, The Public Interest

The Protestant Ethic And The Spirit Of Capitalism

Author: Max Weber
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486122379
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The Protestant Ethic And The Spirit Of Capitalism from the Author: Max Weber. Author's best-known and most controversial study relates the rise of a capitalist economy to the Puritan belief that hard work and good deeds were outward signs of faith and salvation.

The Spirit Of Capitalism

Author: Liah Greenfeld
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674037922
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The Spirit Of Capitalism from the Author: Liah Greenfeld. "The Spirit of Capitalism" answers a fundamental question of economics, a question neither economists nor economic historians have been able to answer: what are the reasons (rather than just the conditions) for sustained economic growth? Taking her title from Max Weber's famous study on the same subject, Liah Greenfeld focuses on the problem of motivation behind the epochal change in behavior, which from the sixteenth century on has reoriented one economy after another from subsistence to profit, transforming the nature of economic activity. A detailed analysis of the development of economic consciousness in England, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Japan, and the United States allows her to argue that the motivation, or "spirit," behind the modern, growth-oriented economy was not the liberation of the "rational economic actor," but rather nationalism. Nationalism committed masses of people to an endless race for national prestige and thus brought into being the phenomenon of economic competitiveness. Nowhere has economic activity been further removed from the rational calculation of costs than in the United States, where the economy has come to be perceived as the end-all of political life and the determinant of all social progress. American "economic civilization" spurs the nation on to ever-greater economic achievement. But it turns Americans into workaholics, unsure of the purpose of their pursuits, and leads American statesmen to exaggerate the weight of economic concerns in foreign policy, often to the detriment of American political influence and the confusion of the rest of the world.

The New Spirit Of Capitalism

Author: Luc Boltanski
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859845547
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The New Spirit Of Capitalism from the Author: Luc Boltanski. A century after the publication of Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the "Spirit" of Capitalism, a major new work examines network-based organization, employee autonomy and post-Fordist horizontal work structures.

Be European Recycle Yourself

Author: Monica Heintz
Publisher: LIT Verlag MĂĽnster
ISBN: 9783825899059
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Be European Recycle Yourself from the Author: Monica Heintz. "Westernization" and the prospect of European integration have been formidable catalysts for social and economic change in Eastern European countries since 1989. Full of promises and expectations but lacking economic means and adequate structures, Romanian enterprises have faced particularly difficult problems. Prompted by employees' self-criticism, this book explores the dynamics of work values in the service sector in Bucharest. Based on long term ethnographic fieldwork, the study analyzes the factors determining social and cultural change at the local level, from the impact of Western ideologies and symbolic measures to concrete organizational and economic constraints. Monica Heintz emphasizes the impact of the forced pace of change, which caused social disorder and disrupted individual values. She challenges the notion of a universal ethic of work and argues that what governs relationships between employers, employees and clients in the Romanian context is simply an ethic of human relations. Monica Heintz is a lecturer at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Paris 10- Nanterre (France).

Knowledge And Postmodernism In Historical Perspective

Author: Joyce Oldham Appleby
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415913836
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Knowledge And Postmodernism In Historical Perspective from the Author: Joyce Oldham Appleby. This comprehensive reader chronicles the western engagement with the nature of knowledge during the past four centuries while providing the historical context for the postmodernist thought of Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Richard Rorty and Hayden White, and the challenges their ideas have posed to our conventional ways of thinking, writing and knowing.

The End Of Work

Author: John Hughes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047076614X
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The End Of Work from the Author: John Hughes. Surveys twentieth century theologies of work, contrasting differing approaches to consider the “problem of labor” from a theological perspective. Aimed at theologians concerned with how Christianity might engage in social criticism, as well those who are interested in the connection between Marxist and Christian traditions Explores debates about labor under capitalism and considers the relationship between divine and human work Through a thorough reading of Weber’s Protestant Work Ethic, argues that the triumph of the "spirit of utility" is crucial to understanding modern notions of work Draws on the work of various twentieth century Catholic thinkers, including Josef Pieper, Jacques Maritain, Eric Gill, and David Jones Published in the new and prestigious Illuminations series.

Max Weber And The Protestant Ethic

Author: Peter Ghosh
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198702523
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Max Weber And The Protestant Ethic from the Author: Peter Ghosh. Max Weber and The Protestant Ethic: Twin Histories presents an entirely new portrait of Max Weber, one of the most prestigious social theorists in recent history, using his most famous work, The Protestant Ethic and the "Spirit" of Capitalism, as its central point of reference. It offers an intellectual biography of Weber framed along historical lines - something which has never been done before. It re-evaluates The Protestant Ethic - a text surprisingly neglected by scholars - supplying a missing intellectual and chronological centre to Weber's life and work. Peter Ghosh suggests that The Protestant Ethic is the link which unites the earlier (pre-1900) and later (post-1910) phases of his career. He offers a series of fresh perspectives on Weber's thought in various areas - charisma, capitalism, law, politics, rationality, bourgeois life, and (not least) Weber's unusual religious thinking, which was 'remote from god' yet based on close dialogue with Christian theology. This approach produces a convincing view of Max Weber as a whole; while previously the sheer breadth of his intellectual interests has caused him to be read in a fragmentary way according to a series of specialized viewpoints, this volume seeks to put him back together again as a real individual.