Key Words and Central Concepts, Second Edition
"Impressively broad, reliable, judicious, and illuminating, this new edition of The Max Weber Dictionary will be useful to students, teachers, and the general reader alike. One's hand will automatically twitch towards it whenever the need arises for clarification, references, or helpful hints concerning almost any aspect of Max Weber's writings."Hans Henrik Bruun, University of Copenhagen, editor and translator of Max Weber: Collected Methodological Writings "What an impressive undertaking! This will be an important resource to anyone interested in Max Weber's work for years to come."Mustafa Emirbayer, University of Wisconsin, Madison "The Weber dictionary will be an indispensable source of reference for social scientists. It will contribute to a much better grasp of Weber's extensive writings."Sam Whimster, editor of the Journal for Max Weber Studies "This is an expert work of scholarship on the most complex and difficult of the great classic sociologists. With this dictionary, Richard Swedberg and Ola Agevall clarify Weber's key concepts and their textual sources, and display his wide-ranging connections to past and present."Randall Collins, University of Pennsylvania "Richard Swedberg and Ola Agevall manage ot shine a bright light into this thicket of concepts, theories, and interpretive debates. [The Max Weber Dictionary] pays close attention to the specificity of the linguistic, cultural, and historical contexts of Weber's writing and reception.The present book is therefore more akin to a commentary on Weber's writing and Weber scholarship than a "dictionary" in the narrow sense."George Steinmetz, The Journal of Modern History
Richard Swedberg is Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. His publications include The Art of Social Theory (2014) as well as Max Weber and the Idea of Economic Sociology (2000).Ola Agevall is Professor of Sociology at Linnaeus University in Sweden. He is the author of A Science of Unique Events: Max Weber's Methodology of the Cultural Sciences (1999) and The Career of Mobbing: Emergence, Transformation, and Utilization of a New Concept.