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Capitalism and Modernity: An Excursus on Marx and Weber

Capitalism and Modernity: An Excursus on Marx and Weber
Author: Derek Sayer
ISBN 13: 9780415017282
ISBN 10: 415017289
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 1990-12-23
Format: Paperback
Pages: 184
List Price: $67.95

The nature of modernity, and its connection with capitalism, are questions at the heart of contemporary sociological debate. In Capitalism and Modernity, Derek Sayer critically re-examines the answers given by two of the greatest social theorists of capitalism, Karl Marx and Max Weber. He provides a fresh reading of both men's work, and breaks new ground in showing the remarkable relevance of their thought to the modern condition. From behind the well-worn stereotypes of "the Marx-Weber debate" emerges a disturbing critique of modern sociality, subjectivity, and power which has lost none of its intellectual force or moral relevance.

Clearly and compellingly written, Capitalism and Modernity is a major work of original scholarship. As an authoritative yet accessible commentary on a debate central to modern sociology and politics, this work is likely to become a seminal text in social theory.