This book is a collection of chapters on a study of the place of values in the sociology of Max Weber. It discusses the theory of social action and the emergence of so-called 'conflict sociology', exploring key issues in sociology through an exposition of Weber's account of values.
1. Introduction 2. Typology and objectivity: A comment on Weber's four sociological methods 3. The relevance of values 4. The importance of Weber’s methodology in sociological explanation 5. History, economics and religion: A review of ‘The Max Weber Thesis’ thesis 6. Weber's approach to the sociological study of industrial workers