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Anthropology 3150 Business Anthropology Max Weber: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Study Guide The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (hereafter PE) is considered one of the classics of modern social science. It is also one of the more misunderstood. We will be reading chapter 2 (pages 47-79). Herewith some commentary. First I should note that Weber is not saying that Protestantism caused capitalism. Rather, he is saying that Protestantism supported a cultural orientation that rewarded hard work and deferred gratification, and that these qualities mode it possible for a capitalist revolution to get underway. Like all good Germanic texts, it is densely argued, so you have to follow closely: Emphases of each paragraph (numbered). 1. Importance of spirit , rather than fact 2. Must be grounded in specific historical period 3. Weaving together the context 4. This is a tentative description New heading: spirit of capitalism 5. Time is money 6. Credit is money 7. Money is prolific, generating 8.
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