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Max Weber in America
Lawrence A. Scaff

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS ix
PREFACE xi
INTRODUCTION 1

PART 1: THE AMERICAN JOURNEY

CHAPTER ONE: Thoughts about America 11
Traveling to Progressive America 11
New Horizons of Thought 16
A "Spiritualistic" Construction of the Modern Economy? 20

CHAPTER TWO: The Land of Immigrants 25
Arriving in New York 25
Church and Sect, Status and Class 29
Settlements and Urban Space 36

CHAPTER THREE: Capitalism 39
The City as Phantasmagoria 40
Hull House, the Stockyards, and the Working Class 43
Character as Social Capital 48

CHAPTER FOUR: Science and World Culture 54
The St. Louis Congress: Unity of the Sciences? 54
The Last Time for a Free and Great Development: American Exceptionalism? 60
The Politics of Art 66
Gender, Education, and Authority 69

CHAPTER FIVE: Remnants of Romanticism 73
The Lure of the Frontier 74
The Problems of Indian Territory 82
Nature, Traditionalism, and the New World 90
The Signifi cance of the Frontier 95

CHAPTER SIX: The Color Line 98
Du Bois and the Study of Race 100
The Lessons of Tuskegee 108
Race and Ethnicity, Class and Caste 112

CHAPTER SEVEN: Different Ways of Life 117
Colonial Children 117
Nothing Remains except Eternal Change 119
Ecological Interlude 127
Inner Life and Public World 129
The Cool Objectivity of Sociation 133

CHAPTER EIGHT: The Protestant Ethic 137
Spirit and World 139
William James and His Circle 146
Ideas and Experience 151

CHAPTER NINE: American Modernity 161
Strange Contradictions 164
Becoming American 168
Cultural Pluralism 174
TEN Interpretation of the Experience 181
The Discourse about America 182
A Way Out of the Iron Cage? 185
America in Weber's Work 191

PART 2: THE WORK IN AMERICA

CHAPTER ELEVEN: The Discovery of the Author 197
Author and Audience 197
Networks of Scholars 198
Translation History 201
The Disciplines 206

CHAPTER TWELVE: The Creation of the Sacred Text 211
An American in Heidelberg 213
Parsons Translates The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism 217

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: The Invention of the Theory 229
Gerth and Mills Publish a Weber "Source Book" 229
Parsons's "Theory of Social and Economic Organization" 233
Weber among the Émigrés 238
Weberian Sociology and Social Theory 244
Weber beyond Weberian Sociology 249

APPENDIX 1: Max and Marianne Weber's Itinerary for the American Journey in 1904 253
APPENDIX 2: Max Weber, Selected Correspondence with American Colleagues, 1904-5 257
ARCHIVES AND COLLECTIONS CONSULTED 267
BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTES 269
INDEX 305

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