Religion

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Sport

How Calvinism and Capitalism Shaped America's Games

Author: Steven J. Overman

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0881462268

Category: Religion

Page: 423

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Steven Overman explores the concordant values of the Protestant ethic, capitalism, and sport by applying German scholar Max Weber's seminal thesis. Weber demonstrated a relationship between the Protestant ethic and a form of economic behavior he labeled the "Spirit of capitalism." The work introduces readers to the doctrines and values experience, focusing on the framing of work and play in light of an intense unease with human pleasure and idleness. The United States is portrayed as the quintessential Protestant ethic society. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Sport proposes "seven Protestant virtues" built upon rational asceticism and the work ethic that comprise the Protestant ethic. The spirit of capitalism is presented as a derivative of this ethic and a major force in shaping American institutions, notable organized sport. The second part of the book discusses the spirit of American sport as it is manifested in values the author identifies as the American sport ethic: seven constructs that correspond to the seven Protestant "virtues." Each of these constructs, e.g., achieved status, competitiveness, is examined as it has influenced organized sport. The discussion encompasses youth sport, college sport, professional sport, and American influence on the modern Olympics. The book then analyzes sport as a form of consumer capitalism.
Business & Economics

The Protestant Ethnic and the Spirit of Capitalism

Author: Rey Chow

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231124218

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

View: 9128

The notion of ethnicity as it is currently used is theoretically ambivalent, confusing, indeed self-contradictory, according to Rey Chow. To radically reconceptualize the ways ethnicity functions in capitalist society, Chow proposes that it be analyzed in conjunction with Max Weber's famous theory about the protestant work ethic, especially in terms of the economic and psychological, as well as the religious-spiritual, ramifications of the word "protest." In her reading of the politics of ethnicity, she examines a diverse set of texts, works of Foucault, Weber, Derrida, Balibar, Brontë, Asian-American authors Hongo and Yau; films of Hitchcock, Duras, and Resnais; and the drawings of Hong Kong cartoonist Larry Feign.
Religion

The Protestant Ethic or the Spirit of Capitalism

Christians, Freedom, and Free Markets

Author: Kathryn D. Blanchard

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621890694

Category: Religion

Page: 262

View: 8243

Since the publication of Max Weber's classic, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, it has long been assumed that a distinctly Protestant ethos has shaped the current global economic order. Against this common consensus, Kathryn D. Blanchard argues that the theological thought of John Calvin and the Protestant movement as a whole has much to say that challenges the current incarnation of the capitalist order. This book develops an approach to Christian economic ethics that celebrates God's gift of human freedom, while at the same time acknowledging necessary, and indeed vital, limitations in the context of material and social life. Through sustained interaction with such unlikely dialogue partners as Adam Smith, Milton Friedman, Deirdre McCloskey, and Muhammad Yunus, this book shows that the virtues of self-denial, neighbor love, and sympathy have been quite at home in the capitalism of the past, and can be again. Though self-interest has enjoyed several decades as the unquestioned ruling principle of American economics, other-interest is steadily coming back into view, not only among Christian ethicists, but among economists as well. This book explores the important implications of this shift in economic thinking from a theological perspective.
History

Weber's Protestant Ethic

Origins, Evidence, Contexts

Author: Hartmut Lehmann,Guenther Roth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521558297

Category: History

Page: 412

View: 3997

Although Weber's path-breaking work on the Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism has received much attention ever since it first appeared in 1904-5, recent research has uncovered important new aspects. This volume, the result of an international, interdisciplinary effort, throws new light on the intellectual and cultural background of Weber's work, debates recent criticism of Weber's thesis, and confronts new historical insight on the seventeenth century with Weber's interpretation. Revisiting Weber's thesis serves to deepen our understanding of Weber as much as it will stimulate further research.
Religion

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1518340334

Category: Religion

Page: 163

View: 3483

Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is a book written by the German economist Max Weber.The book argues that Puritan ethics and ideas influenced the development of capitalism.
Religion

The Catholic Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

Author: Michael Novak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 334

View: 1196

The Catholic Church has, for generations, been reluctant to come to terms with capitalism. Novak argues that a 100-year debate within the Catholic Church has yielded a richer and more humane vision of capitalism than that described in Weber's Protestant Ethic.
Social Science

The Spirit of Capitalism and the Protestant Ethic

An Enquiry Into the Weber Thesis

Author: Michael Harry Lessnoff

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 6403

History

Max Weber and 'The Protestant Ethic'

Twin Histories

Author: Peter Ghosh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019253467X

Category: History

Page: 423

View: 7047

Max Weber and The Protestant Ethic: Twin Histories presents an entirely new portrait of Max Weber, one of the most prestigious social theorists in recent history, using his most famous work, The Protestant Ethic and the "Spirit" of Capitalism, as its central point of reference. It offers an intellectual biography of Weber framed along historical lines - something which has never been done before. It re-evaluates The Protestant Ethic — a text surprisingly neglected by scholars — supplying a missing intellectual and chronological centre to Weber's life and work. Peter Ghosh suggests that The Protestant Ethic is the link which unites the earlier (pre-1900) and later (post-1910) phases of his career. He offers a series of fresh perspectives on Weber's thought in various areas — charisma, capitalism, law, politics, rationality, bourgeois life, and (not least) Weber's unusual religious thinking, which was 'remote from god' yet based on close dialogue with Christian theology. This approach produces a convincing view of Max Weber as a whole; while previously the sheer breadth of his intellectual interests has caused him to be read in a fragmentary way according to a series of specialized viewpoints, this volume seeks to put him back together again as a real individual.
Social Science

Weber, Passion and Profits

'The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism' in Context

Author: Jack Barbalet

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139473093

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 3968

Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is one of the best-known and most enduring texts of classical sociology, continually inspirational and widely read by both scholars and students. In an insightful interpretation, Jack Barbalet discloses that Weber's work is not simply about the cultural origins of capitalism but an allegory concerning the Germany of his day. Situating The Protestant Ethic in the development of Weber's prior and subsequent writing, Barbalet traces changes in his understanding of key concepts including 'calling' and 'rationality'. In a close analysis of the ethical underpinnings of the capitalist spirit and of the institutional structure of capitalism, Barbalet identifies continuities between Weber and the eighteenth-century founder of economic science, Adam Smith, as well as Weber's contemporary, the American firebrand Thorstein Veblen. Finally, by considering Weber's investigation of Judaism and capitalism, important aspects of his account of Protestantism and capitalism are revealed.
Religion

An Anxious Age

The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America

Author: Joseph Bottum

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0385521464

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 7478

We live in a profoundly spiritual age, but not in any good way. Huge swaths of American culture are driven by manic spiritual anxiety and relentless supernatural worry. Radicals and traditionalists, liberals and conservatives, together with politicians, artists, environmentalists, followers of food fads, and the chattering classes of television commentators: America is filled with people frantically seeking confirmation of their own essential goodness. We are a nation desperate to stand of the side of morality--to know that we are righteous and dwell in the light. In An Anxious Age, Joseph Bottum offers an account of modern America, presented as a morality tale formed by a collision of spiritual disturbances. And the cause, he claims, is the most significant and least noticed historical fact of the last fifty years: the collapse of the mainline Protestant churches that were the source of social consensus and cultural unity. Our dangerous spiritual anxieties, broken loose from the churches that once contained them, now madden everything in American life. Updating The Protestant Ethic and the Sprit of Capitalism, Max Weber's sociological classic, An Anxious Age undertakes two case studies of contemporary social classes adrift in a nation without the religious understandings that gave them meaning. Looking at the college-educated elite he calls "the Poster Children," Bottum sees the post-Protestant heirs of the old mainline Protestant domination of culture: dutiful descendants who claim the high social position of their Christian ancestors even while they reject their ancestors' Christianity. Turning to the Swallows of Capistrano, the Catholics formed by the pontificate of John Paul II, Bottum evaluates the early victories--and later defeats--of the attempt to substitute Catholicism for the dying mainline voice in public life. Sweeping across American intellectual and cultural history, An Anxious Age traces the course of national religion and warns about the strange angels and even stranger demons with which we now wrestle. Insightful and contrarian, wise and unexpected, An Anxious Age ranks among the great modern accounts of American culture. From the Hardcover edition.
Philosophy

The Protestant Ethic Debate

Max Weber's Replies to His Critics, 1907-1910

Author: David J. Chalcraft,Austin Harrington

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853239765

Category: Philosophy

Page: 149

View: 7873

Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.
History

The Cambridge Companion to Weber

Author: Stephen P. Turner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521567534

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 5284

Max Weber is indubitably one of the very greatest figures in the history of the social sciences, the source of seminal concepts like 'the Protestant Ethic', 'charisma' and the idea of historical processes of 'rationalization'. But, like his great forebears Adam Smith and Karl Marx, Weber's work always resists easy categorisation. Prominent as a founding father of sociology, Weber has been a major influence in the study of ancient history, religion, economics, law and, more recently, cultural studies. This Cambridge Companion provides an authoritative introduction to the major facets of his thought, including several (like industrial psychology) which have hitherto been neglected. A distinguished international team of contributors examines some of the major controversies that have erupted over Weber's specialized work, and shows how the issues have developed since he wrote. The articles demonstrate Weber's impact on a variety of research areas.
Social Science

The Romantic Ethic and the Spirit of Modern Consumerism

New Extended Edition

Author: Colin Campbell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319790668

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 4774

Originally published in 1987, Colin Campbell’s classic treatise on the sociology of consumption has become one of the most widely cited texts in sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, and the history of ideas. In the thirty years since its publication, The Romantic Ethic and the Spirit of Modern Consumerism has lost none of its impact. If anything, the growing commodification of society, the increased attention to consumer studies and marketing, and the ever-proliferating range of purchasable goods and services have made Campbell’s rereading of Weber more urgent still. As Campbell uncovers how and why a consumer-oriented society emerged from a Europe that once embodied Weber’s Protestant ethic, he delivers a rich theorization of the modern logics and values structuring consumer behavior. This new edition, featuring an extended Introduction from the author and an Afterword from researcher Karin M. Ekström, makes clear how this foundational work aligns with contemporary theory in cultural sociology, while also serving as major influence on consumer studies.
Social Science

The Colonizer's Model of the World

Geographical Diffusionism and Eurocentric History

Author: J. M. Blaut

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462505600

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 6213

This influential book challenges one of the most pervasive and powerful beliefs of our time--that Europe rose to modernity and world dominance due to unique qualities of race, environment, culture, mind, or spirit, and that progress for the rest of the world resulted from the diffusion of European civilization. J. M. Blaut persuasively argues that this doctrine is not grounded in the facts of history and geography, but in the ideology of colonialism. Blaut traces the colonizer's model of the world from its 16th-century origins to its present form in theories of economic development, modernization, and new world order.
Social Science

Public Policy Opinion and the Elderly, 1952-1978

A Kaleidoscope of Culture

Author: John E. Tropman

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

View: 2960

John E. Tropman examines older Americans and public policy opinion between 1952 and 1978 in order to see just where elder citizens fit in the overall picture. Differences and similarities to opinions of younger groups are discussed along with the changes that took place from the conservative fifties to the liberal sixties and early seventies and back again to the conservatism of the late seventies.
Business & Economics

Economics in Christian Perspective

Theory, Policy and Life Choices

Author: Victor V. Claar,Robin J. Klay

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830825974

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 8979

Victor Claar and Robin Klay introduce students to the basic principles of economics and then evaluate the principles and issues as seen from a Christian perspective. This textbook places the economic life in the context of Christian discipleship and stewardship. This text is for use in any course needing a survey of the principles of economics.
Business & Economics

General Economic History

Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486147762

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 4753

DIVStarting with descriptions and analyses of the agrarian systems, the famed economist explores manorial system, guilds, and early capitalism, organization of industry and mining, development of commerce, the transporting of goods, and more. /div
Social Science

The Theory Of Social And Economic Organization

Author: Max Weber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439188874

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 4238

This book is an introduction to Max Weber’s ambitious comparative study of the sociological and institutional foundations of the modern economic and social order. In this work originally published in German in 1920, Weber discusses the analytical methods of sociology and, at the same time, presents a devastating critique of prevailing sociological theory and of its universalist, determinist underpinnings. None of Weber’s other writings offers the reader such a grasp of his theories; none displays so clearly his erudition, the scope of his interests, and his analytical powers.
Social Science

The History of Commercial Partnerships in the Middle Ages

Author: Max Weber,Lutz Kaelber

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742520493

Category: Social Science

Page: 197

View: 6428

This early book was a prelude to the multi-causal and multi-dimensional approach that scholars see reflected in Weber's later writings.