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Unformatted text preview: It’s a historical question. The answer is that capitalism had to do with the protestant work ethic. He looked at reformation and the religious ideas that happened after the reformation. The calling happened after reformation. Increase in wealth led to secularization, then it just became capitalism. The west is characterized by rationalization, systematic, calculated, activity Eg bookmaking, accounting). Instrumental, rational, traditional action, affectual action, Iron cage, can’t escape burocracy. Treats u as a number and not as a person. Legal rational authority, needs to be somekind of legitimacy to authority. Charismatic authority. Methodology is comparing real type with ideal type and looking for similarities and differences. Task of sociologist is to discuss the differences. :...
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- Spring '07