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Max Weber and Symbolic Interaction February 1, 2012
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Max Weber (1864-1920)
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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 Predestination Created a “salvation panic” Those who could earn the most $$ save it, and use it to expand their work, business were “saved”
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Weber: key terms Idealism: ideas, beliefs, values are the key to social stability / change Rational vs. Traditional societies Ideal type : does not exist in real life, but helps to describe “essential characteristics of social phenomena” Rationalization of society
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Weber and Marx Social change: more than just economic explanations Ideas, religion Social classes: more than just workers vs. capitalists Managers (middlemen) Workers have different levels of status Agree that alienation exists, but not why it exists
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Rational Societies and Bureaucracy
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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.

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