Ethics and the Structure of Society: an Ethnological Contribution to the Sociology of Knowledge

  title={Ethics and the Structure of Society: an Ethnological Contribution to the Sociology of Knowledge},
  author={Walter Rochs Goldschmidt},
  journal={American Anthropologist},
  • W. Goldschmidt
  • Published 12 October 1951
  • Sociology
  • American Anthropologist

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  • A. Kroeber
  • Psychology
    Southwestern Journal of Anthropology
  • 1945

Religion and the Rise of Capitalism

In one of the truly great classics of twentieth-century political economy, R. H. Tawney addresses the question of how religion has affected social and economic practices. He does this by a relentless

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