Analysing so­cial is­sues

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Max We­ber on Econ­omy and So­ci­ety (Rout­ledge Re­vivals) Robert J. Holton and Bryan S. Turner

Rout­ledge; Reis­sue edition (Au­gust 8, 2011) $42.95

153 pages

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This book pro­vides an in­sight into un­der­stand­ing our chaotic and mul­ti­fac­eted post- mod­ern so­ci­ety. Due to the rel­e­vance of the con­tents to to­day’s world, the book, ini­tially printed in 1989, was reis­sued in Au­gust 2011. The so­cial the­o­ries of Max We­ber help in analysing a broad spec­trum of so­cial prob­lems. Re­al­is­ing the im­por­tance of the pol­i­tics of re­li­gion, the au­thor has al­lot­ted con­sid­er­able space to the un­der­stand­ing of Max We­ber’s per­cep­tion of reli­gious thoughts. The chal­lenges at­tached to the re- emer­gence of lib­er­al­ism, ra­tio­nal­iza­tion and sta­tus pol­i­tics in con­tem­po­rary cap­i­tal­ism have also been dis­cussed in depth.

There is a dire need to not only raise cru­cial so­cial ques­tions but also to pro­vide pos­si­ble an­swers. The au­thor has done a tremen­dous job at pro­vid­ing a com­pre­hen­sive study of the var­i­ous chal­lenges faced by our so­ci­ety.

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