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LEARNING JOURNAL UNIT 1 SOC 1502 MAX WEBER. Maximilian Carl Emil “Max” Weber was a German sociologist, who lived between 1864-1920. He was considered as one of the three founding fathers of Sociology alongside Karl Marx and Emile Durkheim. He was very intellectual and was always interested in governmental affairs and politics. Weber was never trained as a Sociologist. He was a lawyer and a well-read historian. It was his combination of History with sociology that helped sociology obtain credibility. Weber's main focus was on economics, culture, religion, politics, and the interactions between them. Three of his biggest contributions to sociology is his theory of the relationship between culture and economy, his theory of authority, and his concept of the iron cage. In his essay titled "Policies of a Vocation", he theorized that the three forms of authority: Tradition, Charismatic and legal-rational, allow people and institutions to attain legitimate rule over society. Politics was seen as Power. Cole, N.L, (2019).

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