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1. The gift [2016]

Book
xvii, 225 pages ; 23 cm
  • Foreword
  • Translator's introduction
  • Part I. In memoriam. In memoriam: the unpublished work of Durkheim and his collaborators
  • Part II. Essay on The Gift: the form and sense of exchange in archaic societies
  • Part III. Selected reviews.
Scan down a list of essential works in any introduction to anthropology course and you are likely to see to see Marcel Mauss's masterpiece, Essay on the Gift. With this new translation, this crucial essay is returned to its original context, published alongside the profound works that framed its first publication in the 1923-24 issue of L'Annee Sociologique. With a critical foreword by Maurice Godelier, this is certain to become the standard English version of this important anthropological work. Included alongside the "Essay on the Gift" are Mauss's memorial accounts of the work of colleagues lost during World War I, as well as his scholarly reviews of influential contemporaries such as Franz Boas, James George Frazer, Bronislaw Malinowski, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, and others. Read in the context of these additional pieces, the "Essay on the Gift" is revealed as a complementary whole, a gesture of both personal and political generosity: his honor for his fallen colleagues; his aspiration for modern society's recuperation of the gift as a mode of repair; and his own careful, yet critical, reading of his intellectual milieu. The result sets the scene for a whole new generation of readers to study this essay alongside pieces that exhibit the erudition, political commitment, and generous collegial exchange that first nourished it into life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780990505006 20170403
Green Library
ANTHRO-90B-01
Book
vi, 433 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Introduction -- 1. THE PROTESTANT ETHIC AND THE SPIRIT OF CAPITALISM -- Introduction to the Translation, Stephen Kalberg -- Introduction to The Protestant Ethic, Stephen Kalberg -- PART I. THE PROBLEM -- CHAPTER I. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION AND SOCIAL STRATIFICATION -- CHAPTER II. THE "SPIRIT" OF CAPITALISM -- CHAPTER III. LUTHER'S CONCEPTION OF THE CALLING -- The Task of the Investigation -- PART II. THE VOCATIONAL ETHIC OF ASCETIC PROTESTANTISM -- CHAPTER IV. THE RELIGIOUS FOUNDATIONS OF THIS-WORLDLY ASCETICISM -- A. Calvinism -- B. Pietism -- C. Methodism -- D. The Baptizing Sects and Churches -- CHAPTER V. ASCETICISM AND THE SPIRIT OF CAPITALISM -- 2. THE PROTESTANT SECTS IN AMERICA AND THE UNIQUENESS OF WESTERN RATIONALISM -- Introduction, Stephen Kalberg -- I. The Protestant Sects and the Spirit of Capitalism -- II. "Churches" and "Sects" in North America: An Ecclesiastical Sociopolitical Approach -- III. Prefatory Remarks to Collected Essays in the Sociology of Religion (1920) -- APPENDIX I. WEBER'S SUMMARY STATEMENTS ON "THE PROTESTANT ETHIC THESIS" -- A. The Development of the Capitalist Frame of Mind (1919-1920) -- B. A Final Rebuttal to a Critic of "Spirit of Capitalism" -- APPENDIX II. READING THE PROTESTANT ETHIC: THE TEXT AND THE ENDNOTES -- APPENDIX III. SUGGESTED FURTHER READING -- A. The Protestant Ethic Thesis and the Protestant Ethic Debate -- B. Max Weber: Life and Work -- NOTES FOR THE PROTESTANT ETHIC -- LITERATURE CITED -- A. Writings of Max Weber -- B. Secondary Literature Cited.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199747252 20160604
For more than 100 years, Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism has set the parameters for the debate over the origins of modern capitalism. Now more timely and thought provoking than ever, this esteemed classic of twentieth-century social science examines the deep cultural "frame of mind" that existed at the birth of modern capitalism and to this day influences attitudes toward work in northern America and Western Europe. In this volume, Stephen Kalberg revises his internationally acclaimed translation-using shorter sentences and more lucid language-to make the work even more accessible to students and other readers. Capturing the essence of Weber's style as well as the subtlety of his descriptions and causal arguments, this is the only translation of the revised 1920 edition of The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism published since 1930. To draw readers into the material, this engaging volume includes extensive introductions by the editor, a chronology of Weber's life, a glossary, and numerous clarifying endnotes. Detailed commentaries discuss the controversies Weber addressed, explain his complex causal argument by reference to the general contours of his sociology, summarize the history of "the Protestant Ethic debate, " and examine the significance of "the Protestant Sects" essays. Ideal for courses in sociology, anthropology, political science, history, international relations, economics, and cultural studies, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is an essential resource for anyone seeking to understand the origins and endurance of the modern West.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199747252 20160604
Green Library
ANTHRO-90B-01
Book
xiii, 374 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Contents-- Acknowledgments-- Introduction: Anthropology Goes to Wall Street-- 1. Biographies of Hegemony: The Culture of Smartness and the Recruitment and Construction of Investment Bankers-- 2. Wall Street's Orientation: Exploitation, Empowerment, and the Politics of Hard Work-- 3. Wall Street Historiographies and the Shareholder Value Revolution-- 4. The Neoclassical Roots and Origin Narratives of Shareholder Value-- 5. Downsizers Downsized: Job Insecurity and Investment Banking Corporate Culture-- 6. Liquid Lives, Compensation Schemes, and the Making of (Unsustainable) Financial Markets-- 7. Leveraging Dominance and Crises through the Global Notes-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822345992 20160528
Financial collapses - whether of the junk bond market, the Internet bubble, or the highly leveraged housing market - are often explained as the inevitable results of market cycles: What goes up must come down. In "Liquidated", Karen Ho punctures the aura of the abstract, all-powerful market to show how financial markets, and particularly booms and busts, are constructed. Through an in-depth investigation into the everyday experiences and ideologies of Wall Street investment bankers, Ho describes how a financially dominant but highly unstable market system is understood, justified, and produced through the restructuring of corporations and the larger economy. Ho, who worked at an investment bank herself, argues that bankers' approaches to financial markets and corporate America are inseparable from the structures and strategies of their workplaces. Her ethnographic analysis of those workplaces is filled with the voices of stressed first-year associates, overworked and alienated analysts, undergraduates eager to be hired, and seasoned managing directors. Recruited from elite universities as 'the best and the brightest', investment bankers are socialized into a world of high risk and high reward. They are paid handsomely, with the understanding that they may be let go at any time. Their workplace culture and networks of privilege create the perception that job insecurity builds character and employee liquidity results in smart, efficient business. Based on this culture of liquidity and compensation practices tied to profligate deal-making, Wall Street investment bankers reshape corporate America in their own image. Their mission is the creation of shareholder value, but Ho demonstrates that their practices and assumptions often produce crises instead. By connecting the values and actions of investment bankers to the construction of markets and the restructuring of U.S. corporations, "Liquidated" reveals the particular culture of Wall Street often obscured by triumphalist readings of capitalist globalization.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822345992 20160528
Green Library
ANTHRO-90B-01
Book
3 v. ; 19 cm.
  • v. 1. An introduction
  • v. 2. The use of pleasure
  • v. 3. The care of the self.
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Classics Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
ANTHRO-90B-01
Green Library
ANTHRO-90B-01