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Max Weber and Contemporary Capitalism Nicholas Gane

Max Weber and Contemporary Capitalism

Nicholas Gane

Published April 15th 2012
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Kindle Edition
158 pages
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This book turns back to a famous classical source – the work of Max Weber – in order to think in new ways about capitalism today. By reading between Weber and a range of contemporary theorists, including Gilles Deleuze, Ulrich Beck and ZygmuntMoreThis book turns back to a famous classical source – the work of Max Weber – in order to think in new ways about capitalism today. By reading between Weber and a range of contemporary theorists, including Gilles Deleuze, Ulrich Beck and Zygmunt Bauman, it is argued that the on-going value of Webers work lies in the concepts that underpin his economic and cultural sociology. Webers method of concept formation is addressed before five main concepts are assessed and developed: capitalism, market, neoliberalism, class and modernity. These concepts are assembled into a network of thinking devices that are used to frame a sociological understanding of the present. It is argued that through such conceptual work it is possible to think creatively about the underlying dynamics of contemporary capitalism, and in so doing move beyond the limits of so-called postmodern and second modern theory.