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Макс Вебер по света. Рецепцията и значението на един класик във времена на прелом
Max Weber Worldwide. The Reception and the Relevance of a Classic in Times of Change

Author(s): Edith Hanke
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, History and theory of sociology, Methodology and research technology, Applied Sociology, Social development, Social differentiation, Social Theory
Published by: Институт по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: Max Weber; worldwide distribution; substantial change in social, economic and political order

Summary/Abstract: Max Weber (1864–1920) is one of the great classics of the German-language social and cultural sciences. His works were translated while he was still alive and are available today in nearly all world languages. The author examines the worldwide distribution under the aspect of the transfer of knowledge and culture. The first step of this transfer into another language and culture is always translation, which can be visualized by graphics and title pages. A decisive role in the transfer of Weber’s works and thoughts is played by intellectuals as translators and mediators. The central thesis of this article is that Max Weber has played a major role in profound socio-economic and political transformative processes, and continues to do so to the present. This is shown by selected examples: in Russia, Poland, and the GDR during the transformation into post-communist societies, and in China during the debates on reform in the mid-1980s.

  • Issue Year: 47/2015
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 163-184
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Bulgarian