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Unformatted text preview: Socl 2001 Notes for 2-1-2012 Max Weber and Symbolic Interaction-born into a wealthy family profiting from the industrial revolution in Germany-student of just about every subject-influenced greatly by Marx’s writings-expand, improve on Marx’s ideas-what caused the rise of capitalism? The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism New religious group: Calvinists-Main teachings focused on denying self-pleasures and focusing on hard work, discipline- believe in predestination (who goes to hell and who goes to heaven is already decided by God)-this created a “salvation panic”-those who could earn the most money save it, and use it to expand their work, business were “saved”-they saved the money because spending it would be self-gratification-they are focused only on hard work and improving their business/work-this “proved” that they were a good person Weber believed that the Calvinists caused the rise of Capitalism Capitalism is still running strong today, but we dropped the religious aspect of the Calvinists...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course SOCL 2001 taught by Professor Mecom during the Fall '07 term at LSU.
- Fall '07