Weber's birth year. 1864
Max Weber's parents Very religious mother, successful businessman/politician father
Max Weber's education Legal history, economics.
What stopped Weber's career in its tracks at one point. Father dies 1897. He spends next several years “staring out the window.” Nervous collapse. Out of action

Most well known work Protestant Ethic and Spirit of Capitalism

Sociology of Religion, Methodology of Social Sciences, Economy and Society
3. Numerous works left unfinished. Wife Marianne puts in a lot of work to finish things up during 1920s.
work that begins "There is a spectre haunting Europe"

Workers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your chains

Marx turning Hegel "on his head"

Man makes his own history but not from whole cloth

Mechanical solidarity
Organic solidarity

crime because it offends the collective consciousness

collective consciousness

society as a sui generis reality

social fact

types of suicide

anomie Durheim's concept of "normlessness"

Suicide rooted in over-regulation fatalistic
Suicide rooted in over-integration altruistic
Suicide rooted in under-integration
Suicide rooted in under-regulation Anomic

Durkheim's doctoral thesis which introduces ideas of mechanical and organic solidarity, pre-contractual nature of contract Division of Labor in Society (1893)
Durkeim book that shows how something that appears to be personal is actually social Suicide (1897)
Book in which Durkheim says "(treat) social facts (as things)" and "crime is normal" Rules of the Sociological Method (1895)
4. Elementary Forms of the Religious Life (1912): ritual, society is god, sacred/profane
5. Primitive Classification (with Mauss) (1903): collective representations

Marx birth
Marx death

Marx's magnum opus

Main characteristic of "early Marx" humanism

Property that authority has that distinguishes it from power

Authority based on the "eternal yesterday"
Authority based on respect for rules
Authority based on magnetic personality

Four characteristics of bureaucracy written records, job descriptions, offices not persons, don't own the tools, one boss (lines of authority)

1. sociological wholism (vs. methodological reductionism)
2. sociological realism (vs. nominalism)
3. social fact
4. mechanical & organic solidarity
5. "crime is normal"
6. anomie
7. suicide as social
8. sacred/profane
9. ritual
10. society is god
11. collective consciousness/conscience
12. collective representation

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