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Thursday, October 20, 2011

OFF TO DC

Tomorrow morning at the crack of dawn I will fly up to Washington to see my sister and my son, Tobias, who is coming down from Philly for the day. When I return, I will launch a new mini-tutorial, this time on Max Weber's classic monograph, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. I checked, and sure enough, the text is online, if anyone would like to read it along with my mini-tutorial. I strongly recommend doing so. The work is one of the great classic texts of Sociology [before that discipline lost its way in a maze of superficial opinion surveys.]

3 comments:

Rob said...

Hi Prof. Woolf,

I'd be very much interested if you'd dedicate a post to expanding a bit on that last comment about the state of the discipline of sociology; it's intriguing.

Robert Paul Wolff said...

OK. Maybe not 'til I get back from DC, but I will say something. It might be worth a lengthy post, not just some snarky comments.

formerly a wage slave said...

I just thought I'd mention two sociologists who are an exception to the rule you mention:
Loic Wacquant
http://loicwacquant.net/

and
Michael Dawson
http://www.consumertrap.com/

If you don't already know their work, it might be something of a pleasure to know about it...
Best Wishes,
MarkL