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Title Charisma History and Social Structure
Author Ronald M. Glassman
Publisher Praeger
Release Date 1986
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 240
ISBN STANFORD:36105038005935
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This new collection of essays looks at Max Weber's concept of the charismatic leader and the role and significance of charismatic leadership in relation to structural developments in contemporary society. Following the editors' overview of Weber's typology, the classical commentaries of H..H. Gerth, C. Wright Mills, and Reinhard Bendix are presented. Responding to these, a subsequent essay redefines Weber's position and examines misinterpretations of his original concept. The question of illegitimate authority is considered, both in terms of specific leaders who have abused power and of the manufacture of charisma. Through case studies of the movements of Calvinism, Hasidism, the Unification Church, and modern Iran, the religious face of charismatic leadership is investigated. The falsification of charisma--the creation of superstars by the media--is studied in connection with the cynicism and impersonality that permeate our rational approach to social life and political action. The complex causal connections between charismatic leadership and social structure are analyzed, using studies of successful and unsuccessful charismatic leaders. Questions such as why some leaders fail while others succeed, and whether, or to what degree, social structure sets limits on the impact of charisma are explored. Particular emphasis is given to the structural and cultural processes that lead nations in a democratic or despotic-authoritarian direction.

Innerworldly Individualism by Adam B. Seligman

Title Innerworldly Individualism
Author Adam B. Seligman
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2017-07-12
Category Social Science
Total Pages 254
ISBN 9781351512404
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Innerworldly Individualism looks to colonial history, in particular, seventeenth-century New England, to understand the sources of modern nation building. Seligman analyzes how cultural assumptions of collective identity and social authority emerged out of the religious beliefs of the first generation of settlers in New England. He goes on to examine how these assumptions crystallized three generations later into patterns of normative order, forming the foundation of an American consciousness. Seligman uses sociological research grounded in early American history as his laboratory, and does so in a highly original way. Seligman uses Max Weber's paradigm of sociological inquiry to explore how a combination of ideational and structural factors helped to develop modern conceptions of authority and collective identity among New England communities. Seligman addresses a number of significant issues, including social change, the mutual interaction and development of process and structure, and the role of charisma in the forging of a social order. His book profoundly increases our understanding of the ideological and social processes prevalent in early American history as well as their contemporary influence on civil identity. Innerworldly Individualism uniquely intertwines sociological study with cultural history. It uses American history to develop and elucidate problems of broad theoretical significance. Seligman's argument is bolstered by a close examination of concrete detail. His book will be of interest to anthropologists, sociologists, political theorists, and historians of American culture.

Charisma And Social Structure by Raymond Trevor Bradley

Title Charisma and Social Structure
Author Raymond Trevor Bradley
Publisher iUniverse
Release Date 1998
Category Political Science
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781583480021
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The author states in his preface, "Despite charisma’s growing importance, social science has made little progress in unraveling the enigma of charisma beyond that achieved by Max Weber over half a century ago. The results of the research reported in this book offer what I believe is a new and fruitful understanding of charisma." As Karl H. Pribram says in his Foreword,”Bradley comes off as a superb scientist.” Convinced that the common idea that charisma is mainly the leadership quality of an exceptional individual, Bradley believes that charisma occurs because of the nature and dynamics of certain groups. Much of his research is based on the study of communes in the 1970’s. The results of the research reported in this landmark book offer important insights into our understanding of charisma. The relational forms that provide charisma with its power for radical social transformation within a group, a hierarchy of communion and a hierarchy of power, are what account for the stability of charismatic groups. Evidence suggests a similar interrelationship holds for noncharismatic systems. This book is for sociologists and psychologists and also for researchers, political opinion makers, advertisers, managers and anyone interested in the invisible workings of human power, love and communication.

Charisma And Social Structure by Raymond Trevor Bradley

Title Charisma and Social Structure
Author Raymond Trevor Bradley
Publisher iUniverse
Release Date 1998
Category Political Science
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781583480021
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The author states in his preface, "Despite charisma’s growing importance, social science has made little progress in unraveling the enigma of charisma beyond that achieved by Max Weber over half a century ago. The results of the research reported in this book offer what I believe is a new and fruitful understanding of charisma." As Karl H. Pribram says in his Foreword,”Bradley comes off as a superb scientist.” Convinced that the common idea that charisma is mainly the leadership quality of an exceptional individual, Bradley believes that charisma occurs because of the nature and dynamics of certain groups. Much of his research is based on the study of communes in the 1970’s. The results of the research reported in this landmark book offer important insights into our understanding of charisma. The relational forms that provide charisma with its power for radical social transformation within a group, a hierarchy of communion and a hierarchy of power, are what account for the stability of charismatic groups. Evidence suggests a similar interrelationship holds for noncharismatic systems. This book is for sociologists and psychologists and also for researchers, political opinion makers, advertisers, managers and anyone interested in the invisible workings of human power, love and communication.

Title Social Theories of History and Histories of Social Theory
Author Harry F. Dahms
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Release Date 2013-12-11
Category History
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781783502196
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Representing a range of approaches and emphases, the chapters in this volume address and illustrate linkages between social theory and history; social theory and historical analysis as mutually supportive frames of analysis, and affinities between the history of social thought and the history of modern societies.

Title Charismatic Leadership and Social Movements
Author Jan Willem Stutje
Publisher Berghahn Books
Release Date 2012-08-15
Category History
Total Pages 202
ISBN 9780857453297
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Much of the writing on charisma focuses on specific traits associated with exceptional leaders, a practice that has broadened the concept of charisma to such an extent that it loses its distinctiveness – and therefore its utility. More particularly, the concept's relevance to the study of social movements has not moved beyond generalizations. The contributors to this volume renew the debate on charismatic leadership from a historical perspective and seek to illuminate the concept's relevance to the study of social movements. The case studies here include such leaders as Mahatma Gandhi; the architect of apartheid, Daniel F. Malan; the heroine of the Spanish Civil War, Dolores Ibarruri (la pasionaria); and Mao Zedong. These charismatic leaders were not just professional politicians or administrators, but sustained a strong symbiotic relationship with their followers, one that stimulated devotion to the leader and created a real group identity.

Virtuosity Charisma And Social Order by Ilana Friedrich Silber

Title Virtuosity Charisma and Social Order
Author Ilana Friedrich Silber
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 1995-04-28
Category Social Science
Total Pages 250
ISBN 0521413974
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Studies monasticism and society in Theravada Buddhism and Medieval Catholicism.

Title Max Weber and the Destiny of Reason
Author Franco Ferrarotti
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 1982
Category Social Science
Total Pages 133
ISBN STANFORD:36105037408973
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Charisma And Patronage by Dr Andrew D McCulloch

Title Charisma and Patronage
Author Dr Andrew D McCulloch
Publisher Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date 2014-09-28
Category Social Science
Total Pages 250
ISBN 9781472440266
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A detailed and richly illustrated analysis of charisma and the political and cultural conditions in which charismatic figures arise, this work of historical sociology critically engages with Max Weber’s ambiguous concept of charisma to examine the charismatic careers of a number of figures, including Joan of Arc, Hitler and Nelson Mandela, as well as that of Jesus, who, the author contends - in contradistinction to Max Weber - was not a charismatic leader, in spite of his portrayal in Christian theology. Shedding light on the process of charismatic transformation as it occurs within intensely solidaristic groups and the importance of patronage in charismatic careers, the book distinguishes between charismatic rule and charismatic leadership. With close attention to the social and political legacy of charisma for modern capitalism, it also examines the emergence of a global class of the super-rich, a process buttressed by a belief on the part of business leaders in their own charismatic powers. A rigorous examination of the under-researched political process of charisma, the understanding of which remains as important in modern society as in history, Charisma and Patronage will appeal to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, history, politics and social geography.

From Max Weber by Max Weber

Title From Max Weber
Author Max Weber
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 1991
Category Social Science
Total Pages 490
ISBN 9780415060561
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Max Weber (1864-1920) was one of the most prolific and influential sociologists of the twentieth century. This classic collection draws together his key papers. This edition contains a new preface by Professor Bryan S. Turner.

Title On Charisma and Institution Building
Author Max Weber
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 1968-12-15
Category Social Science
Total Pages 313
ISBN 0226877248
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This selection from Max Weber's writings presents his variegated work from one central focus, the relationship between charisma on the one hand, and the process of institution building in the major fields of the social order such as politics, law, economy, and culture and religion on the other. That the concept of charisma is crucially important for understanding the processes of institution building is implicit in Weber's own writings, and the explication of this relationship is perhaps the most important challenge which Weber's work poses for modern sociology. Max Weber on Charisma and Institution Building is a volume in "The Heritage of Sociology," a series edited by Morris Janowitz. Other volumes deal with the writings of George Herbert Mead, William F. Ogburn, Louis Wirth, W. I. Thomas, Robert E. Park, and the Scottish Moralists—Adam Smith, David Hume, Adam Ferguson, and others.

Charismatic Capitalism by Nicole Woolsey Biggart

Title Charismatic Capitalism
Author Nicole Woolsey Biggart
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2014-12-10
Category Social Science
Total Pages 231
ISBN 9780226227269
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Tupperware Home Parties, Shaklee Corporation, Amway, Mary Kay Cosmetics—theirs is an approach to business that violates many of the basic tenets of modern American commerce. Yet these direct selling organizations, fashioned by charismatic leaders and built upon devoted armies of door-to-door representatives, have grown to constitute an $8.5 billion a year industry and provide a livelihood for more than 5 million workers, the vast majority of them women. The first full-scale study of this industry, Charismatic Capitalism, revises the standard contention that the rationalization of social institutions is an inevitable consequence of advanced capitalism. Nicole Woolsey Biggart argues instead that less rational organizations built on social networks may actually be more economically viable.

Title A History of Charisma
Author J. Potts
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2009-09-04
Category History
Total Pages 265
ISBN 9780230244832
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book traces the history of the word 'charisma', and the various meanings assigned to it, from its first century origins in Christian theology to its manifestations in twenty-first century politics and culture, while considering how much of the word's original religious meaning persists in the contemporary secular understanding.

Title Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership
Author Erica Renee Edwards
Publisher U of Minnesota Press
Release Date 2012-01
Category History
Total Pages 249
ISBN 9780816675456
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How a preoccupation with charismatic leadership in African American culture has influenced literature from World War I to the present

Title Charismatic Leadership in Singapore
Author Dayan Hava
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2012-01-16
Category Social Science
Total Pages 252
ISBN 9781461414506
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume explores the nature of charisma as it accounts for the success of leaders. Charisma is deconstructed and illustrated through the "case studies" of three influential leaders in Singapore. Cultural issues are discussed and leadership qualities in general are explored.

Title The Integrated Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Environmentalism
Author S. Steiner-Aeschliman
Publisher Universal-Publishers
Release Date 1999
Category Nature
Total Pages 534
ISBN 1581120400
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The theory and data of environmental science suggest that growth in rates of population, consumption and environmental degradation, as a result of the activities of industrialized societies, has created an ecological crisis to which modern societies must adapt. However, adaptation is problematic. Max Weber studied adaptive social change during the industrial revolution. The evolution of this new way of life was initially problematic because individuals who established industrialism were socialized under feudalism. In this dissertation, I consider The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism as a theoretical treatise framed by modern human ecology in order to study social change in the context of the ecological crisis of industrialism. The Protestant Ethic is known for describing how religious ideas influenced the unfolding of modern capitalism in the West. However, there is nothing inherent in Protestantism that requires linkage to industrialism. I argue that Protestantism has evolved, and that it need not necessarily promote environmental exploitation, although under industrialism it has. I identify a "green" subculture within Protestantism, and consider how Protestantism's weakness may also be its strength. The very sociological structure that, in the absence of ecologically realistic norms, permits widespread ecosystem degradation by industrial capitalism may also generate ecologically realistic norms for a natural capitalism. Weber contended that rationality was problematic because it paradoxically results in a dual crisis of management and meaning where human agency becomes "imprisoned" as if in an "iron cage." The irrational continuation of environmentally degrading social practices eventually contributes to a legitimation crisis. People turn to religion as an alternative authority. If science and religion converge on environmental values, they might catalyze social change, unless they are too distorted by ideological bias. Adaptive social change only occurs if ethical and ecological values are in accordance with the sustainability of ecosystems. Hence, to adapt to the ecological crisis, sociocultural systems require socialization into ecological realism, because ecologically rational societies may still be maladaptively organized around environmentally unsustainable trajectories.

Title Modernism and Charisma
Author A. Horvath
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2013-02-19
Category Political Science
Total Pages 187
ISBN 9781137277862
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Looking at the relationship between modernity and the rise of charismatic leaders, Agnes Horvath uses 'threshold' situations to trace the conditions out of which political regimes developed. The focus on rationalism and structure has led to a systematic neglect of uncertain liminal moments, which gave new direction to societies and cultures.

Charisma And Myth by Raphael Falco

Title Charisma and Myth
Author Raphael Falco
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2011-10-20
Category Religion
Total Pages 222
ISBN 9781441100474
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Charisma and Myth combines an interdisciplinary examination of myth with the newest developments in the application of charisma theory to history and social life. Through scores of examples ranging from Inuit myth to Christian theology, from Malinowski to martyrology, Charisma and Myth argues definitively that the survival of myth systems mirrors the survival of such charismatic groups as modern street gangs, the Anglo-Saxon comitatus, or Satan's fallen angels in Paradise Lost. Even the smallest charismatic group generates its own set of myths, and, like larger myth systems, depends on continual revolutionary change - not, as might be expected, on the stability of its myths - to survive and to achieve longevity. As this innovative study shows, group leaders must learn first to foster and then to manage the mild chaos and changing symbols of their myths. Charisma and Myth challenges myth theorists from the nineteenth through to the twenty-first century and adds a missing component to our understanding of how and why myths continue to grip our imaginations.

Title Charisma Stability and Change
Author T. K. Oommen
Publisher New Delhi : Thompson Press (India)
Release Date 1972
Category Asia
Total Pages 183
ISBN UOM:39015069638115
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Charisma and Commitment in South Asian History
Author Roger D. Long
Publisher Orient Blackswan
Release Date 2004
Category India
Total Pages 395
ISBN 812502641X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This collection includes an appreciation of Wolpert s life and writings, and three of his previously unpublished essays. In addition it considers such subjects as premodern cities in South Asia, the Bene Israel in the Konkan, propaganda and the Raj in World War II, and linguistic nationalism and regional identity in Orissa.