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Weber’s definition of world views is summarized and the several ways in which world views in his sociology influence the formation of social groupings are outlined. The manner in which a ‘sustaining’ and a ‘dynamic’ autonomy characterize world views is noted; their capacity to...
This article sets out, first of all, to reconstruct a Durkheimian network theory that is derived from Durkheim’s own writings, and the sociological literature that considers their relationship to network theory. Secondly, it seeks to show how this Durkheimian network theory is compatible with,...
In recent sociological debates, the concept of ‘society’, understood as a delimited, bounded entity, has come under much critical scrutiny, especially as it seems increasingly inadequate as a frame of analytical reference in an age characterized by ‘global’ flows and processes beyond...
At first glance, the figure of the Puritan analysed by Max Weber seems to be in direct tension with the ethos of the modern artist. But the latter resembled the former, in two important respects: in his sense of mission and in his ‘heroic individualism’. In countering the tendency to see the...
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