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Max Weber in America

Lawrence A. Scaff


Max Weber, widely considered a founder of sociology and the modern social sciences, visited the United States in 1904 with his wife Marianne. The trip was a turning point in Weber's life and it played a pivotal role in shaping his ideas, yet until now virtually the only source of information about the trip was Marianne Weber's faithful, but not always reliable, 1926 biography of her husband. The book carefully reconstructs this important episode in Weber's career, and shows how the subsequent critical reception of Weber's work was as American a story as the trip itself. The book provides new d ... More

Keywords: capitalism, Max Weber, social sciences, culture, immigration, Romanticism, race, Protestantism, modernity, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691147796
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691147796.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lawrence A. Scaff, author
Wayne State University