Introduction to Sociological Theory - Lecture 10

Weber never really became religious but the fact

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Unformatted text preview: that this protestant work ethic unintentionally played an important role in the development of capitalism B.) Support for Weber's Thesis There is empirical evidence which supports Weber's thesis Countries of Europe- especially those countries where capitalism first emerged and really took off, we see predominately protestant England & Scotland, the Netherlands and the protestant regions of both France and Germany The development of capitalism was much slower in countries that were largely Catholic including Italy & Spain C.) Criticism of Weber's Thesis Argues that there is empirical evidence To prove- Catholics and protestants who live in Europe 100's of years ago made very different connections between their religion and their work Class A.) Class 1.) Weber's Understanding of Class A class is an aggregate of people who happen to occupy a common situation in a market and similar circumstances and life chances A market involves the buying and selling of utilities Utilities material goods, especially property, but also products and utilities also include human services which means personal skills and labour power Weber sees classes as economic categories bas...
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