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Stephen Kalberg’s The Social Thought of Max Weber, the newest volume of the SAGE Social Thinkers series, provides a concise introduction to the work, life, and influence of Max Weber, considered to be one of three most important founders (along with Marx and Durkheim) of sociology. The book serves as an excellent introduction to the full range of Weber’s major themes, and explores in detail the extent to which they are relevant today. It is ideal for use as a self-contained volume or in conjunction with other sociological theory textbooks.

Economy and Society1
Economy and Society1

Incomplete and published posthumously in 1922, Economy and Society (E&S) addresses the ways in which the West must be understood as unique. This three-volume opus also explores the causal origins of the West’s singular developmental pathway. Finally, and unlike EEWR and PE, E&S seeks to provide a systematic grounding for the discipline of sociology as distinguished from the fields of history and economics.

Written over a period of nine years (1909–1918), this labyrinthine study ranges across an astonishing comparative palette. Weber examines, for example, status groups, the nation, classes, ethnic groups, the family, the clan, and political groups on the one ...

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