Max Weber on Charisma and Institution Building

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  • Copyright: 1968-12-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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This selection from Max Weber's writings presents his variegated work from one central focus, the relationship between charisma on the one hand, and the process of institution building in the major fields of the social order such as politics, law, economy, and culture and religion on the other. That the concept of charisma is crucially important for understanding the processes of institution building is implicit in Weber's own writings, and the explication of this relationship is perhaps the most important challenge which Weber's work poses for modern sociology. Max Weber on Charisma and Institution Building is a volume in "The Heritage of Sociology," a series edited by Morris Janowitz. Other volumes deal with the writings of George Herbert Mead, William F. Ogburn, Louis Wirth, W. I. Thomas, Robert E. Park, and the Scottish Moralists--Adam Smith, David Hume, Adam Ferguson, and others.

Table of Contents

Charisma and the Structure of Social Relations
General Definitions of Social Action and Social Relationship
The Concept of Legitimate Order
The Sociology of Charismatic Authority
Meaning of Discipline
Charisma and Institutionalization in the Political Sphere
The Pure Types of Legitimate Authority
The Nature of Charismatic Authority and Its Routinization
Charisma and Institutionalization in the Legal System
Formal and Substantive Rationalization in the Law--Sacred Laws
Natural Law 10. Modern Law
Charisma and Institutionalization in the Economic Sphere
Premodern Capitalism
Modern Capitalism
Charisma and Institutionalization in the Sphere of Social Stratification
Weber's Basic Concepts of Stratification
Caste Stratification--The Case of India
Social Stratification and Class Structure in Modern Society
The Prussian Junkers
The City as a Focus of Charismatic Institutionalization
General Characteristics of the City
The Concept of Citizenship
Charisma and Institutionalization in the Sphere of Religion and Culture
The Prophet
The Different Roads to Salvation
Asceticism, Mysticism, and Salvation Religion
Castes, Estates, Classes, and Religion
Science as a Vocation
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