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CONFLICT AND ANALYSIS Sociology nov 11.docx

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Sociology
Course
Sociology 2266A/B
Professor
Dr.Mike
Semester
Fall

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• CONFLICT AND ANALYSIS: THE LEGACY OF MAX WEBER  KEY POINTS Key Contributions of M. Weber: 1) Theory of Society: Similarities and Differences with E. Durkheim and K. Marx:  action vs. structure; individual vs. collectivity;  2) 3­fold Methodology: comparative method, verstehen, ideal types M. Weber: Theory of Society Max Weber (1864­1920): • Overview of Weber’s legacy: similarities and differences to Durkheim and Marx; • Topics of interest: history of religion; bureaucracy; social stratification; capitalism  and Protestantism; states and societies; power and authority. • Main argument: human action increasingly formally rational over the course of  human history. • Human action = individual meaningful, purposive behaviour;  • Formal rationality = careful, planned and calculated matching of means to ends;  M. Weber: Theory of Society • Formally rational action: • to identify and use means that will likely bring a desired end;  • a dominant feature of modern societies;  ­ key feature of human being – modern  society: our ways of thinking is more organized, evidenced based, but in the past  they were as formally rational way of thinking (not as calculated) • Rationalization: a key aspect of modern Western cultures, based on the use of  methodical practices e.g. record keeping, filing, coding, etc. • Weber’s work: concerned with increasing dominance of bureaucracies that created  “disenchantment of the world” i.e. loss of creativity and individuality due to  excessive bureaucratic rules or “red tape” despite purported efficiency in  organizing massive information. – less face to face interactions in dealing with  problems or to discuss issues (eg twitter, facebook) – dominated by technology M. Weber: Theory of Society • Theory of Society:  • the 
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