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Article · March 2005with896 Reads
DOI: 10.1007/s11614-006-0033-6
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Abstract The paper comments on a somewhat forgotten empirical analysis of the life-world and living conditions of farm workers in Eastern Germany (Ostelbien) published by Max Weber at the end of the 19th century on the basis of empirical data collected on behalf of the German Verein fr Socialpolitik (Association for Social Policy). It analyses the social circumstances which made Max Weber an aspiring and acknowledged young scholar in the expanding field of social sciences in Germany and examines his rhetorical strategies vis--vis the different fractions within the Verein. The paper thus demonstrates the importance of the empirical Max Weber and the role which this empirical work played in his professional career.
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