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Max Weber in America

Lawrence A. Scaff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147796
eISBN:
9781400836710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147796.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Max Weber, widely considered a founder of sociology and the modern social sciences, visited the United States in 1904 with his wife Marianne. The trip was a turning point in Weber's life and it ... More


Science and World Culture

Lawrence A. Scaff

in Max Weber in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147796
eISBN:
9781400836710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147796.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter examines Max Weber's views on science and world culture by focusing on his lecture at the Congress of Arts and Science held in September 1904 in St. Louis, Missouri. The St. Louis ... More


The Mobility Puzzle and Irreconcilable Choices

Ranita Ray

in Making of a Teenage Service Class: Poverty and Mobility in an American City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520292055
eISBN:
9780520965614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292055.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter provides an overview of academic debates around the role of structure, culture, and agency in understanding the reproduction of poverty. It is argued that the recent “cultural turn” in ... More


Conclusion

Joshua T. McCabe

in The Fiscalization of Social Policy: How Taxpayers Trumped Children in the Fight Against Child Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190841300
eISBN:
9780190841331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841300.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Population and Demography

Chapter 7 reviews the evidence presented in the previous chapters. It summarizes the support for my theories of fiscalization, presents an extensive discussion of alternative arguments, and explains ... More


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