Economy and Society
An Outline of Interpretive Sociology
Paperback ISBN: 0520035003
Max Weber's Economy and Society is the greatest sociological treatise written in this century. Published posthumously in Germany in the early 1920's, it has become a constitutive part of the modern sociological imagination. Economy and Society was the first strictly empirical comparison of social structures and normative orders in world-historical depth, containing the famous chapters on social action, religion, law, bureaucracy, charisma, the city, and the political community with its dimensions of class, status and power. Economy and Status is Weber's only major treatise for an educated general public. It was meant to be a broad introduction, but in its own way it is the most demanding textbook yet written by a sociologist. The precision of its definitions, the complexity of its typologies and the wealth of its historical content make the work a continuos challenge at several levels of comprehension: for the advanced undergraduate who gropes for his sense of society, for the graduate student who must develop his own analytical skills, and for the scholar who must match wits with Weber. When the long-awaited first complete English edition of Economy and Society was published in 1968, Arthur Stinchcombe wrote in the American Journal of Sociology: "My answer to the question of whether people should still start their sociological intellectual biographies with Economy and Society is yes." Reinhard Bendix noted in the American Sociological Review that the "publication of a compete English edition of Weber's most systematic work [represents] the culmination of a cultural transmission to the American setting...It will be a study-guide and compendium for years to come for all those interested in historical sociology and comparative study." In a lengthy introduction, Guenther Roth traces the intellectual prehistory of Economy and Society, the gradual emergence of its dominant themes and the nature of its internal logic. Mr. Roth is a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. Mr. Wittich heads an economic research group at the United Nations.
The Unexpected Decline of Leisure
Paperback ISBN: 046505434x
Argues that Americans work more than they used to, and more than Europeans, due to the preference of employers for longer hours, fear of unemployment, the undervaluing of household work, and the desire for consumer goods
Globalization and Its Discontents
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0393051242
A former chairman of Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers and World Bank chief economist recounts his experiences with the International Monetary Fund, which he charges put the interests of the United States above those of poorer nations. 30,000 first printing.
When Genius Failed
The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
Paperback ISBN: 0375758259
A distinguished financial journalist chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of Long Term Capital Management, a hundred-billion-dollar hedge fund that had to be rescued from collapse by the controversial Federal Reserve buyout, and the implications of the high-stakes financial manipulatons. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street
Paperback ISBN: 0140143459
The author recounts his experiences on the lucrative Wall Street bond market of the 1980s, where young traders made millions quickly and easily, in a humorous account of greed and epic folly
Pigs at the Trough
How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America
Paperback ISBN: 1400051266
A critical account of American corporate and political corruption profiles top business leaders, identifies fraudulent activities and questionable bookkeeping practices, and describes the consequences of corporate greed and political shenanigans on America. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
The Death of the Banker
The Decline and Fall of the Great Financial Dynasties and the Triumph of the Small Investor
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0375700374
Traces the shifting balance of power among investors, borrowers, and bankers, explaining why such great financial dynasties as the Rothschilds, the Morgans, and the Warburgs have become obsolete in the 1990s. Original. 20,000 first printing.