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Tax Beyond the Social Contract

Nicolette Makovicky and Robin Smith

-state. Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Émile Durkheim all investigated how taxation could foster or impede capitalist development, the reproduction of class inequality, and the mode of production and division of labor ( Martin and Prasad 2014: 332 ). Yet it fell to

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From Villainous Letch and Sinful Outcast, to “Especially Beloved of God”

Complicating the Medieval Leper through Gender and Social Status

Christina Welch and Rohan Brown

especially beloved by God, both holy and horrific. Notes 1 Carole Rawcliffe, Leprosy in Medieval England (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2006), 17. 2 Rawcliffe, Leprosy , 275. 3 Max Weber, The Methodology of the Social Sciences (Glencoe, IL: Free Press, 1924

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The Inheritance of Activism

Does Social Capital Shape Women's Lives?

Supriya Baily, Gloria Wang, and Elisabeth Scotto-Lavino

Capital The notion of social capital has roots in the writings of Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Pierre Bourdieu who frame social capital within the frameworks of resources, networks, relationships, and recognition ( Bourdieu 1986 ). This often translates

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The Socio-analytical Approach

Differences in International Scientific Discourses

Rolf-Dieter Hepp

national paradigms, different premises and emphases are brought to the attention of the respective theorists in the debate with both the German and the French sociological and scientific tradition. Thus, in France, a differently weighted Max Weber

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Sociology in the Garden

Beyond the Liberal Grammar of Contemporary Sociology

Nissim Mizrachi

analysis does not comply with the description of a just sociology that struggles against a dangerous world. Rather, the article points to a dangerous sociology that is moving away from the world it studies. As Max Weber ([1919] 1946: 148 ) reminds us when

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Jean Terrier

one another” (point 1). Moreover, it is not possible to grade all values “on one scale, so that it is a mere matter of inspection to determine the highest.” In other words, in the spirit of Max Weber, Berlin argued that science cannot arbitrate between

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Legacies, Trajectories, and Comparison in the Anthropology of Buddhism

Nicolas Sihlé and Patrice Ladwig

cultural and social specificity and the micro-outlook on the diversity of local life-worlds also provoked some justifiable mistrust of grand-scale comparisons. Max Weber’s (1921) comparative survey of the economic ethic of the major world religions and

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Administering Vaccination in Interwar Algeria

Medical Auxiliaries, Smallpox, and the Colonial State in the Communes mixtes

Hannah-Louise Clark

Pasteur; it now serves as an archival trace for the historian. Centralized paperwork is associated with modernity, as Max Weber argued: “The combination of written documents and a continuous operation by officials constitutes the ‘office’ ( Bureau ) which

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Co-constituting Bodyguarding Practice through Embodied Reflexivity

Methodological Reflections from the Field

Paul Higate

research. Focusing on intercorporeality requires that ethnographers embark on a distinct research performance in ways that broaden and deepen Max Weber’s (2014) cognitively focused concept of verstehen . Attempts to place oneself in the shoes of the

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From Act to Fact

The Transformation of Suicide in Western Thought

Daniel Gordon

individual’s knowledge of the divine will. 75 Of course, the most famous historical analysis of this epistemological anxiety is Max Weber’s discussion of the rise of the Protestant work ethic. It is interesting to consider that suicide, as a mode of action