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From Modernity to Postmodernity: Self and identity in flux? 21:11 Identity before modern capitalism Identity was seen as a social position in a social circle or community Modern capitalism (late 18 th  century to 1960s) Identity often tied to an occupation or class, particularly in Europe The U.S. is a partial exception We don't have a working class party  Spirit of capitalism Weber’s term for the desire to accumulate capital as a duty—not to spend it,  but as an end itself—and to constantly reinvest it The Protestant Ethic Weber’s term to describe the ideal of a self-denying, highly moral life  accomplished by hard work and frugality Implications of the protestant ethic Weber believed that work creates forms of self that differ according to  occupation Also provides religious sanctification of a “rationalized” self  Capitalism and spheres of leisure
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course SOC 2 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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