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Essays in Economic Sociology
Max Weber
Edited by Richard Swedberg

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

NOTE ON THE TEXTS OF THE READINGS vii
INTRODUCTION, by Richard Swedberg 3
PART I: MODERN CAPITALISM 41
ONE Modern Capitalism: Key Characteristics and Key Institutions 43
TWO The Spirit of Capitalism 52
THREE The Market 75
FOUR The Beginnings of the Firm 80
FIVE Class, Status, and Party 83
PART II: CAPITALISM, LAW, AND POLITICS 97
SIX The Three Types of Legitimate Domination 99
SEVEN The Bureaucratization of Politics and the Economy 109
EIGHT The Rational State and Its Legal System 116
NINE The National State and Economic Policy (Freiburg Address) 120
TEN The Social Causes of the Decay of Ancient Civilization 138
PART III: CAPITALISM, CULTURE, AND RELIGION 155
ELEVEN The Evolution of the Capitalist Spirit 157
TWELVE The Protestant Sects and the Spirit of Capitalism 168
THIRTEEN Kinship and Capitalism in China 179
FOURTEEN The Caste System in India 185
FIFTEEN Charity in Ancient Palestine 189
PART IV THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY 197
SIXTEEN Sociological Categories of Economic Action 199
SEVENTEEN The Area of Economics, Economic Theory, and the Ideal Type 242
EIGHTEEN Marginal Utility Analysis and "The Fundamental Law of Psychophysics" 249
GLOSSARY
Key Concepts in Weber's Economic Sociology 261
A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO WEBER'S ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY 287
INDEX 303

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