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Max Weber on power and social stratification : an interpretation and critique

Brennan, Catherine Mary


This thesis revolves around a textual analysis of the Weberian thesis that classes, status groups and parties are phenomena of the distribution of power within society. An internal reconstruction of Weber's own ideas on what is called social stratification in contemporary sociological discourse is undertaken. The reason for this reconstruction inheres in the fact that Weber's thought (especially, in the field of social stratification) has been analysed, modified and misappropriated to such...[Show more]

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Date published: 1990-11
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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