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Marking the centennial anniversary of the first publication of Max Weber's "Protestant Ethic" essays, a group of internationally recognized Weber scholars review the significance of Weber's essays by addressing their original context, historical reception, and ongoing relevance. Lawrence Scaff, Hartmut Lehmann, Philip Gorski, Stephen Kalberg, Martin Riesebrodt, Donald Nielsen, Peter Kivisto, and the editors offer original perspectives that engage Weber's indelible work so as to inform current issues central to sociology, history, religious studies, political science, economics, and cultural studies. Available in several English translations, the Protestant Ethic is listed by the International Sociological Association among the top five "Books of the Century." The Protestant Ethic continues to be a standard assigned reading in undergraduate and graduate courses, spanning a variety of academic disciplines.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781594510991
ISBN-10: 1594510997
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 266
Imprint: Paradigm
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - William H. Swatos

Bill Swatos is managing editor of International Journal of Research on Religion at Baylor University. Lutz Kaelber, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Vermont, is the editor and translator of Max Weber, The History of Commercial Partnerships (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003).

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