farmelantj at juno.com
Sun Jun 24 08:40:01 MDT 2001
On Sun, 24 Jun 2001 09:51:37 +1000 Gary MacLennan
<g.maclennan at qut.edu.au> writes:
> Isn't a key difference between Weber and Marx the question of class
> analysis? Weber brought into his model the patterns of consumption,
> which 'status groups' were defined. In so doing he prepared the way
> did he
> not for contemporary sociology right down to Bourdieu which his
> notions of
> cultural and symbolic capital? Whether Bourdieu can be regarded as
> synthesis of Marx and Weber I am not at all sure, but it would be
> interesting to investigate this.
Certainly many of the French theorists owe a great deal to
Weber. Foucault's work would have been inconceivable without
him. I am not sure about Bourdieu, but I think that one way
of reading Foucault is one in which he attempted to synthesize
the insights of Marx, Nietzsche and Weber into an analysis of
power in society.
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