I’m trying to learn for my Sociology class and I’m stuck. Can you help?
This is an essay question for term exam.
Beamish (2016, p. 215) makes the claim that “Weber’s emphasis on sociology as a comprehensive science of social action places him at what can now be seen as an interesting intersection between modernism and postmodernism”. With this in mind, answer the following questions:
(1) How is Weber’s sociology a description of modernity? Of modernization? (2 marks)
(2) How and to what extent is/isn’t Weber’s sociology modernist? (4 marks)
a. In topic choices and focus? b. In its concerns? c. In ethical stance and scholarship?
(3) How is Weber’s sociology a critique of modernity? (2 marks)
(4) How might it indicate a link between modernism & postmodernism? (2 marks)