Professor Sam Whimster
Head of Culture and Modernisation Programme & Professorial Research Fellow
Expertise: Social-economics, historical and comparative sociology, multiple modernities, social theory and methods, Max Weber, London's urban sociology.
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Academia: Professor in Sociology - BSc (London), MA (Leeds), PhD (London) BSc (London), MA (Leeds), PhD (LSE)
Sam Whimster studied at the London School of Economics, where he received his PhD. He has taught at the University of Leipzig and held research fellowships at the universities of Heidelberg, Tuebingen and Munich as well as most recently at the University of Bonn.
Max Weber, Rationality and Modernity, co-edited with Scott Lash (Allen & Unwin, 1987)
Global Finance and Urban Living, co-edited with Leslie Budd (Routledge, 1992)
Max Weber and the Culture of Anarchy (Palgrave, 1999)
The Essential Weber (Routledge, 2004)
Understanding Weber (Routledge, 2007)
Editor of Max Weber Studies
Academic papers, reviews and book chapters
Whimster, S. ‘London as a Global City‘ in Barber, S. (ed.), The Geo-Politics of the City, Forum Press, London, 2007: 55-92.
Book review of Max Weber’s ‘Agrarrecht, Agrargeschichte, Agrarpolitik.’ and ‘Roman Agrarian History’, Max Weber Studies Vol.8 No.2 (2008), pp. 249-256.
Whimster, S. ‘Sociality and Pathology in Financial Institutions‘ in Whimster, S. (ed.), Reforming the City, Forum Press, 2009:257-282.
Whimster, S. (with Jocelyn Pixley and Shaun Wilson), ‘Central bank independence: A social economic and democratic critique‘, The Economic and Labour Relations Review, March 2013 vol. 24 no. 1: pp. 32-50.
Articles and Commentaries
‘To understand economics, we have to consider emotions too’, The Guardian, 20 February 2009