Max Weber- The Spirit of Capitalism

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This assignment needs to be completed asap. Below are the instructions to the assignment.


DUE DATE: Sunday November 7th 8om EST
• The title of your assignment should be: Assignment 3: Summary of Max Weber (2002/[1904-05]) –  ‘The spirit of capitalism’, in idem, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (Los Angeles: Roxbury Publishing), pp. 13-32.
• The summary should not exceed 1000 words.
• You are not required to summarise the whole of the Weber readings from the coursekit but only the section entitled ‘The spirit of capitalism’ (look for the pages numbers 13-32 at the bottom of the pages in the coursekit). You do not need to draw on any secondary sources.
• You should summarise the text in your own words. Quotations should be used sparingly if at all. Remember that this is only a summary: you are not judging Weber’s text (that is, you are not required to state whether he is correct or whether you agree with him); you are presenting a summary so that someone who reads your summary could understand what Weber is saying.
Concrete guidelines:
• The text is complex; you should read it once during reading week before the tutorial and lecture on Weber. You should read it again after the tutorial and lecture.
• After you have read the text twice and discussed it in your tutorial, you should read it again. After each sentence or paragraph decide whether the material in the sentence or paragraph you have just read should be included in your summary. If not, cross it out. You might aim to cross out approximately half of the paragraphs of the text here.
• When you are left with the material from the text which you think is essential to include in the summary, work out how to put it into your own words
• You will not necessarily follow Weber in the order in which the material appears in your summary. You might, for instance, take passages from the middle or the end and start your summary with these. You have to reorganise Weber’s text.
• When you present the material, cite page numbers from Weber so that your TA knows to what exactly you are referring.
• Once you have chosen the material to include in your summary and written it in your own words, you have a first draft of the summary. Don’t worry if your first draft is too long because you need to edit and condense your first draft (you should do the same for all your written work). Condensing is essential because Weber is prolix. Condensing a text or a passage takes a lot of practice and many attempts; I will go through an example in a lecture to help you. You should (i) print out a copy of the first draft of your summary. Whilst you read it, (ii) take a pen and cross out superfluous words and phrases; reword phrases which you can express more clearly and elegantly. Then (iii) type the changes into your document, print it out again and do the same until you are happy with the summary and it is no longer than 1000 words

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