Analysing social issues
Max Weber on Economy and Society (Routledge Revivals) Robert J. Holton and Bryan S. Turner
Routledge; Reissue edition (August 8, 2011) $42.95
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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.