Social Science

The Iron Cage

Author: Arthur Mitzman

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 337

View: 669

This major study of the father of modern sociology explores the intimate relationship between the events of Max Weber's personal history and the development of his thought. When it was first published in 1970, Paul Roazen described "The Iron Cage "as "an example of the history of ideas at its very best"; while Robert A. Nisbet said that "we learn more about Weber's life in this volume than from any other in the English language." Weber's life and work developed in reaction to the rigidities of familial and social structures in Imperial Germany. In his youth he was torn by irreconcilable tensions between the Bismarckian authoritarianism of his father and the ethical puritanism of his mother. These tensions led to a psychic crisis when, in his thirties, he expelled his father (who died soon thereafter) from his house. His reaction to the collapse of the European social order before and during World War I was no less personal and profound. It is the triumph of Professor Mitzman's approach that he convincingly demonstrates how the internalizing of these severe experiences led to Weber's pessimistic vision of the future as an "iron cage" and to such seminal ideas as the notion of charisma and the concept of the Protestant ethic and its connection with the spirit of capitalism. The author's thesis also serves as a vehicle for describing the social, political, and personal plight of the European bourgeois intellectual of Weber's generation. In synthesizing Weber's life and thought, Arthur Mitzman has expanded and refined our understanding of this central twentieth-century figure. As Lewis Coser writes in the preface, until now "there has been little attempt to bring together the work and the man, to show the ways in which Weber's cognitive intentions, his choice of problems, were linked with the details of his personal biography. Arthur Mitzman fills this gap brilliantly."
Philosophy

Fleeing the Iron Cage

Author: Lawrence A. Scaff

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 265

View: 151

Social Science

At Work in the Iron Cage

Author: Dana M. Britton

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 296

In this first comparative analysis of men's and women's prisons, Dana Britton identifies the factors that influence the genderization of the American workplace, a process that often leaves women in lower-paying jobs with less prestige and responsibility.
History

The Iron Cage

Author: Rashid Khalidi

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 205

At a time when a lasting peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis seems virtually unattainable, understanding the roots of their conflict is an essential step in restoring hope to the region. In The Iron Cage, Rashid Khalidi, one of the most respected historians and political observers of the Middle East, homes in on Palestinian politics and history. By drawing on a wealth of experience and scholarship, Khalidi provides a lucid context for the realities on the ground today, a context that has been, until now, notably lacking in our discourse. The story of the Palestinian search to establish a state begins in the mandate period immediately following the breakup of the Ottoman Empire, the era of British control, when fledgling Arab states were established by the colonial powers with assurances of eventual independence. Mandatory Palestine was a place of real promise, with unusually high literacy rates and a relatively advanced economy. But the British had already begun to construct an iron cage to hem in the Palestinians, and the Palestinian leadership made a series of errors that would eventually prove crippling to their dream of independence. The Palestinians' struggle intensified in the stretch before and after World War II, when colonial control of the region became increasingly unpopular, population shifts began with heavy Jewish immigration from Eastern Europe, and power began to devolve to the United States. In this crucial period, Palestinian leaders continued to run up against the walls of the ever-constricting iron cage. They proved unable to achieve their long-cherished goal of establishing an independent state—a critical failure that set a course for the decades that followed, right through the eras of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, the Palestinian Authority, and Hamas. Rashid Khalidi's engrossing narrative of this torturous history offers much-needed perspective for anyone concerned about peace in the Middle East.
Political Science

The Iron Cage of Liberalism

Author: Daniel P. Ritter

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 273

View: 689

Over the last forty years the world has witnessed the emergence and proliferation of a new political phenomenon - unarmed revolution. On virtually every continent, citizens have ousted their authoritarian leaders by employing nonviolent tactics such as strikes, demonstrations, boycotts, and civil disobedience against them. At the same time however, similar movements elsewhere have been brutally crushed by autocrats determined to cling to power.In this book, Daniel Ritter seeks to understand unarmed revolutions by posing two interrelated questions: Why do nonviolent revolutionary movements in some countries topples their autocraticleaderships while similar movements elsewhere are brutally crushed, and why has the world witnessed a proliferation of unarmed revolution in the last forty years? Through a comparative historical analysis of the Iranian, Tunisian, and Egyptian revolution, he shows that close and friendly international relations between democratic states in the West and authoritarian regimes elsewhere constitute a parsimonious and plausible explanation for nonviolent revolutionary success. Looking beyond theimmediate causes of revolutionary outbreaks, Ritter instead focuses on the contexts that explain successful civil resistance against repressive states.In an originalconceptualization of revolutionary dynamics, he argues that Western-aligned autocrats eventually find themselves restrained by their strong links to the democratic world through a mechanism he refers to as'the iron cage of liberalism'. Having committed rhetorically to the West's fundamental political discourse of democracy and human rights, the dictators in Tehran, Tunis, and Cairo found themselves paralyzed when nonviolent crowds challenged them with tactics and demands fully compatible withthe political ideals the regimes claimed as their own.
Sociologists

The Iron Cage

Author: Arthur Mitzman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Sociologists

Page: 337

View: 680

Administrative agencies

The Iron Cage Recreated

Author: Derek Gill

Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies Victoria University of Welling

ISBN:

Category: Administrative agencies

Page: 544

View: 423

Business & Economics

Closing the Iron Cage

Author: Ed Andrew

Publisher: Black Rose Books Limited

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 205

View: 538

A thought-provoking analysis of how the principles of scientific management in the work place have been applied to the organization of leisure time.
Fiction

Iron Cage

Author: Francesca Baez

Publisher: Nispero Media

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 597

"Iron Cage is absolutely brilliant, dark and deep and emotionally complex, with lots of fist-pumping girl power moments." —NYT Bestselling Author Anna Zaires Betrayed wife. Every marriage has problems, but ours has an atomic bomb. I knew my husband was a monster, but I never expected him to be the devil himself. Reluctant criminal. There’s a giant target on my back, thanks to the crimes of my dead parents and the gang war my husband initiated. I tried to run, and I failed. Now the only way to save myself is to become what I spent my whole life fighting against. Bloody queen. I’m not the same scared princess that I was when Javier Vega took me captive in my own home. I’m capable of more than either of us ever expected. And when my loved ones are in trouble, there’s nothing I won’t do for them. Even if it means teaming up with the man I’ve hated, loved, and hated again. There’s only one way we survive this, and that’s together.
Philosophy

Hayek

Author: Andrew Gamble

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 234

View: 958

Hayek has been one of the key liberal thinkers of the twentieth century. He has also been much misunderstood. His work has crossed disciplines -- economics, philosophy and political science -- and national boundaries. He was an early critic of Keynes, and became famous in the 1940s for his warnings that the advance of collectivism in western democr
Punishment

The Iron Cage

Author: Mrs. Sherwood (Mary Martha)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Punishment

Page: 23

View: 312

History

The Iron Cage

Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Garrett County Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 309

View: 981

A staggering 30,000 British prisoners of war "liberated" from German POW camps by the Soviets at the end of World War II were never returned home. In investigating the fate of victims of the Cold War, Nigel Cawthorne travelled to Siberia to follow their trail.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Literature Review Tightening the Iron Cage: Concertive Control in Self-Managing Team

Author: Candy Lange

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 6

View: 198

Literature Review from the year 2006 in the subject Communications - Methods and Research Logic, grade: 1, University of Auckland (School of Comunication Studies), course: Media Communications Research Methods, 6 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Tightening the Iron Cage: Concertive Control in Self-Managing Team by James Barker (1993) deals with a type of organisational control which gained more and more recognition amongst theorists of organisational and management theory in recent years - concertive control. Barker’s article attempts to give answers to questions like: What are the consequences when the locus of control within an organisation shifts from the management to the workers themselves? What are the consequences of an increased degree of workforce involvement? And, in which way does bureaucratic and concertive control influence members of an organisation differently? In this context, the author provides the reader with a rather unilateral picture of how concertive control influences members of an organisation. Tightening the Iron Cage: Concertive Control in Self-Managing Team marks the first substantial study in a field where still “very little empirical knowledge” exists “of how self-managing teams construct new and functional forms of control and how these forms compare with how we have conceptualised control in the past” (Barker, 2004).
Social Science

The Iron Cage

Author: Catherine Ross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

View: 537

This major study of the father of modern sociology explores the intimate relationship between the events of Max Weber's personal history and the development of his thought. When it was first published in 1970, Paul Roazen described The Iron Cage as ""an example of the history of ideas at its very best""; while Robert A. Nisbet said that ""we learn more about Weber's life in this volume than from any other in the English language.""Weber's life and work developed in reaction to the rigidities of familial and social structures in Imperial Germany. In his youth he was torn by irreconcilable tensions between the Bismarckian authoritarianism of his father and the ethical puritanism of his mother. These tensions led to a psychic crisis when, in his thirties, he expelled his father (who died soon thereafter) from his house. His reaction to the collapse of the European social order before and during World War I was no less personal and profound. It is the triumph of Professor Mitzman's approach that he convincingly demonstrates how the internalizing of these severe experiences led to Weber's pessimistic vision of the future as an ""iron cage"" and to such seminal ideas as the notion of charisma and the concept of the Protestant ethic and its connection with the spirit of capitalism. The author's thesis also serves as a vehicle for describing the social, political, and personal plight of the European bourgeois intellectual of Weber's generation.In synthesizing Weber's life and thought, Arthur Mitzman has expanded and refined our understanding of this central twentieth-century figure. As Lewis Coser writes in the preface, until now ""there has been little attempt to bring together the work and the man, to show the ways in which Weber's cognitive intentions, his choice of problems, were linked with the details of his personal biography. Arthur Mitzman fills this gap brilliantly.
Social Science

The Iron Cage Revisited

Author: R. Bruce Douglass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

View: 687

At the start of the twentieth century, when Germany, among other nations, was undergoing industrialization, Max Weber famously characterized modern life in words that have often been translated as "iron cage." During the industrial era, that image caught on and was often used by scholars to express concerns about the extent to which the actual character of modern life contradicted its emancipatory promise. But we are living in a different time now, when the conditions under which we live seem to be quite different from the ones that pertained in Weber's day. It is a time when, in some respects at least, life seems to be freer and more conducive to experimentation, which has led some people to conclude that our societies have escaped from Weber's "cage." But is that really true? This book challenges that notion, considering the consequences for our way of life of the triumph of neoliberalism as a political force.
Fiction

The Iron Cage

Author: Brian Freemantle

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

View: 461

The CIA closes in on an escaped Nazi hiding out in Panama The CIA sends Hartman because he knows the target’s face. Hartman spent two years in Bergen-Belsen and knows camp commandant Fritz Lang’s face better than anyone. The Nazi has taken up residence in a Panamanian port, supplementing his realtor’s salary with monthly infusions from a numbered Swiss account. Despite Lang’s extensive plastic surgery, Hartman recognizes him. It’s a face he could never forget, and it’s time to make him pay. Rumors have circulated that, in the waning days of World War II, a KGB operative helped Lang and others escape the wrath of the Red Army in exchange for massive bribes. That operative is now the KGB’s top man, and getting the dirt on him would mean destabilizing all of Russian intelligence. Hartman’s task is not to arrest Lang, but to spook him and follow when he runs. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.