The controversy of weber: Cultural sociology, neoliberalism and theory of domination

The article analyzes the most significant properties of the dispute about Weber caused by attempts to "reconstruct" Weberian heritage in cultural-anthropological and liberal "paradigms". It appears that Weber's theory of domination causes an implicit tension, which calls the canonization of Weber as a "classic" of institutionalized sociology into question. The cultural-anthropological "reconstruction" of Weber's heritage is characterized by meta-theorizing on the basis of conceptual universalia, which fundamentally contradicts the main provisions of Weber's understanding (interpretative) sociology in both the substantive and methodological aspects. The "paradigm" of the neoliberal utopia split into two camps: the former ignores Weber's understanding of sociology as a scientific discipline, while the latter, is characterized by attempts to "distill" his legacy for the needs of the so-called new economic sociology. © 2020 National Research University Higher School of Economics.

Authors
Publisher
National Research University Higher School of Economics
Number of issue
2
Language
Russian
Pages
122-142
Status
Published
Volume
19
Year
2020
Organizations
  • 1 Center for Industry Management, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Miklukho-Maklai str., 6, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation
Keywords
Cultural anthropology; Democratization; Max weber; Neoliberalism; Russian threat; The law of invariance of domination; Utopia; Weber studies
Date of creation
02.11.2020
Date of change
02.11.2020
Short link
https://repository.rudn.ru/en/records/article/record/65027/