Max Weber's Theory In Modern Society
He continued to explain, in detail, the structural hierarchy of the iron cage and how it’s becoming stronger in our society. Weber’s work and understanding of the society enables us to relate his work in today’s society and its operations.
The term ‘iron cage’ and its analysis earned Max Weber respect and critique at the same time. Max weber was unsure about the coming modern of capitalism and viewed it with trepidation. In this essay we will try to answer the following question: Do Weber’s distinguished sociological writings assist Americans today, at the dawn of twenty-first century, to understand their own society and, in particular it political structure? In order to answer the question, we need to explore the historical perspective on the Protestant ethic presented by Max Weber in his book, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Calvinism gave birth to the spirit of capitalism. Working was considered as a virtue, and unlike Catholic teachings, Calvinism allowed its members to collect interest on loans. This alone spurred an economic activity within the group. The members were encouraged to learn and bring their own …show more content…
Weber’s analysis of modernity was far away from the many social Darwinist theorists who saw and termed industrial age as progress. They saw it as a stepping stone for our civilization towards becoming an advanced civilization. Weber also differentiated himself from the theorists of democracy, who defined the industrialized world in terms of broad and deep civic realm. If he were alive and were to confront the modernization theorists, he would deeply disagree with their notion of capitalism bringing forth