27----------------08GlossselWebT[1] - Glossary of Selected...

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Sheet1 Glossary of Selected Weberian Terms and Concepts 1) Ideal type: A construct that serves as a heuristic device (something that facilitates investigation, learning, and understanding) developed for methodological purposes in the analysis of social phenomena. An ideal type is constructed from elements and characteristics of the phenomena under investigation, but it is not intended to correspond to all of the characteristics of any one case. An ideal type is a sort of composite picture that all the cases of a particular phenomenon will be compared with. Max Weber developed this technique. Examples of ideal types are: sacred society, secular society, sect, church, democracy, and bureaucracy. 2) Asceticism: A practice and doctrine in which the individual denies his or herself non-essential comforts and pleasures. In Weberh s view, Calvinist doctrine mandated that Puritans were to be frugal, punctual, organize their time productively, work hard, and so on. 3) Elective affinity: Concept used by Weber to refer to the close relationship
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This essay was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Mark during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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