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Description - Max Weber and Postmodern Theory by Nicholas Gane

This book explores the contemporary nature of Max Weber's work by looking in detail at his key concepts of rationalization and disenchantment. Thematic parallels are drawn between Weber's rationalization thesis and the critiques of contemporary culture developed by Jean-Francois Lyotard, Michel Foucault and Jean Baudrillard. It is suggested that these three 'postmoden' thinkers develop and respond to Weber's analysis of modernity by pursuing radical strategies of affirmation and re-enchantment. Examining the work of these three key thinkers in this way casts new light both on postmodern theory and on Weber's sociology of rationalization.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333930588
ISBN-10: 0333930584
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Pages: 203
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nicholas Gane

NICHOLAS GANE is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of York, UK. His previous publications include The Future of Social Theory.

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