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Weber's Rationalism and Modern Society: New Translations on Politics, Bureaucracy, and Social Stratification
Weber's Rationalism and Modern Society rediscovers Max Weber for the twenty-first century. Tony and Dagmar Waters' translation of Weber's works highlights his contributions to the social sciences and politics, credited with highlighting concepts such as "iron cage," "bureaucracy," "bureaucratization," "rationalization," "charisma," and the role of the "work ethic" in order ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published April 9th 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published April 1st 2015)
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The editors and translators claim that the current translation is truer to the original text of Max Weber. It might be true. I cannot read German and therefore cannot verify the veracity of their claim. What I do know is that compared to previous translations of Weber it is far more convoluted, unreadable and pedantic. I had to read some paragraphs multiple times and summarize its arguments to understand what it is talking about. When I turned to earlier translations the same ideas were far clea ...more
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