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Max Weber’s Theory of Personality: Individuation, Politics and Orientalism in the Sociology of Religion

Farris, Sara R.. 2013. Max Weber’s Theory of Personality: Individuation, Politics and Orientalism in the Sociology of Religion. Leiden: Brill. ISBN 9789004254084 [Book]

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Max Weber's writings in The Sociology of Religion are today acknowledged as a classic of the social sciences in the twentieth century. They are key texts for understanding Weber’s central sociological concepts concerning Western and Eastern ‘civilisations’. This book argues that the concept and problematic of personality plays a pivotal role within these works. Providing a detailed reconstruction of this concept within Weber’s systematic studies of world religions as well as throughout his methodological and political writings, this book shows its complex development within three strictly related problematics associated with Weber’s influential comparative historical sociology and theory of social action – individuation, politics and orientalism. Together they shape and constitute what is distinctive in Max Weber’s theory of personality.

Item Type: Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology
Research Office > REF2014

Date:

2013

Item ID:

9036

Date Deposited:

09 Oct 2013 15:19

Last Modified:

04 Jul 2017 15:48

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/9036

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