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Parsons, Talcott 1902-1979

Works: 610 works in 2,867 publications in 9 languages and 64,879 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Dedicatee, Creator, Speaker, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., coa, Compiler, ed
Classifications: HM15, 301
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Theories of society : foundations of modern sociological theory by Talcott Parsons( Book )

113 editions published between 1961 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 2,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two volumes in one
The structure of social action; a study in social theory with special reference to a group of recent European writers by Talcott Parsons( Book )

185 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of social and economic organization by Max Weber( Book )

95 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in English and German and held by 2,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most extensive general exposition of Max Weber's sociological theory and its applications to the broad empirical problems of historical structure and change"--Cover
Essays in sociological theory by Talcott Parsons( Book )

146 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Talcott Parsons needs little introduction to anyone acquainted with the literature of sociology. Few men have dominated their fields so much as Dr. Parsons does his. In this collection of nineteen essays, Dr. Parsons focuses his attention on subjects ranging from the social structure of Japan to propaganda and social control, from sociological aspects of Fascist movements to the place of psychoanalysis in society. Also dealt with are such topics as: The role of ideas in social action, the motivation of economic activities, American social structure, social classes and class conflict, and the prospects for contemporary sociological theory. The whole body of essays presented here belongs in the broad field of "application" of sociological theory. It stands in the line of scientific development of the most advanced techniques for sociological investigation and evaluation of data."--Back cover
Toward a general theory of action by Talcott Parsons( Book )

125 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new edition introduces the social science audiences of a new century to one of the classic highlights of the mid-twentieth century. This is the most general statement of the general theory of action as it was developed by its principle exponent, Talcott Parsons, and his close collaborators who formed the core of the fabled department of social relations at Harvard University. Toward a General Theory of Action is an extremely ambitious formulation of the ingredients, dimensions, and ranges that determine human behavior. Parsons and Shils enunciate principles that are at the core of contemporary social science preoccupations-including the precarious balance between social integration and conflict. The volume is at once universal in intent and highly personal, an expression of Parsons' thought, one of the most notable sociological theorists of the century. Finally, the book symbolizes the interdisciplinary impulse that typified a widespread belief in the unity of the sciences. This edition includes the collaborative group's introductory statement, Richard Sheldon's essay on the theoretical and philosophical status of the general theory of action, and "Values, Motives and Systems of Action" by Parsons and Shils."--Back cover
The Negro American by David E. H Jones( Book )

38 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in English and held by 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economy and society : a study in the integration of economic and social theory by Talcott Parsons( Book )

115 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is designed as a contribution to the synthesis of theory ineconomics and sociology. We believe that the degree of separationbetween these two disciplines separation emphasized by intellectualtraditions and present institutional arrangements arbitrarily concealsa degree of intrinsic intimacy between them which must be brought tothe attention of the respective professional groups
Social structure and personality by Talcott Parsons( Book )

59 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Collection of essays which studies the theoretical problem of relationships between social structure and personality, and how these different relationships merit distinct treatment for particular purposes. Parsons concludes that in the larger picture, their interdependencies are so intimate that bringing them together in an interpretive synthesis is imperative if a balanced understanding of the complex as a whole is to be attained
Family, socialization and interaction process by Talcott Parsons( Book )

92 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Societies; evolutionary and comparative perspectives by Talcott Parsons( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociological theory and modern society by Talcott Parsons( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism by Max Weber( Book )

96 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the book, Weber wrote that capitalism in Europe evolved when the Protestant ethic influenced large numbers of people to engage in work in the secular world, developing their own enterprises and engaging in trade and the accumulation of wealth for investment. In other words, the Protestant work ethic was a force behind a mass action that influenced the development of capitalism
Structure and process in modern societies by Talcott Parsons( Book )

50 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The system of modern societies by Talcott Parsons( Book )

28 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in 5 languages and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the base from which modern societies developed
The American university by Talcott Parsons( Book )

27 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Action theory and the human condition by Talcott Parsons( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working papers in the theory of action by Talcott Parsons( Book )

40 editions published between 1953 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and social structure by Talcott Parsons( Book )

18 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talcott Parsons by Peter Hamilton( Book )

14 editions published between 1955 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Talcott Parsons has been one of the most influential American sociologists of the post-war period, but he has also been widely criticized for, among other things, the alleged conservatism of his structural functionalist theory. Bryan Turner's selections from Parson's work provide a comprehensive overview of his principal contributions and are grouped under the following subdivisions religion and modern society, life, sex, and death; sociological theory; and American society and the world order." "The book clearly presents the core features of Parsons's sociology and demonstrates his continuing relevance to critical issues today, including globalization, the place of American civilization in the world order, and the importance of sociological theory as an analysis of modern culture."--Jacket
After Parsons--a theory of social action for the 21st century by Renée C Fox( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Esteemed twentieth-century sociologist Talcott Parsons sought to develop a comprehensive and coherent scheme for sociology that could be applied to every society and historical epoch and address every aspect of human social organization and culture. His theory of social action has exerted enormous influence across a wide range of social science disciplines. After Parsons, edited by Renee C. Fox, Victor M. Lidz, and Harold J. Bershady, provides a critical reexamination of Parsons's theory in light of historical changes in the world and advances in sociological thought since his death." "After Parsons is a fresh examination of Parsons's theoretical undertaking, its significance for social scientific thought, and its implications for present-day empirical research. After Parsons addresses major themes of enduring relevance, including social differentiation and cultural diversity, social solidarity, universalism and particularism, and trust and affect in social life. The contributors explore these topics in a wide range of social institutions - family and kinship, economy, polity, the law, medicine, art, and religion - and within the context of contemporary developments such as globalization, the power of the United States as an "empireless empire," the emergence of forms of fundamentalism, the upsurge of racial, tribal, and ethnic conflicts, and the increasing occurrence of deterministic and positivistic thought. Rather than simply celebrating Parsons and his accomplishments, the contributors to After Parsons rethink and reformulate his ideas to place them on more solid foundations, extend their scope, and strengthen their empirical insights." "After Parsons constitutes the work of a distinguished roster of sociologists who find Parsons's theory of action a valuable resource for addressing contemporary issues in sociological theory. All of the chapters in this volume take elements of Parsons's theory and critique, adapt, refine, or extend them to gain fresh purchase on problems that confront sociologists today."--BOOK JACKET
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The theory of social and economic organization
Alternative Names
Parsons 1902-1979

Parsons, T.

Parsons T. 1902-1979

Parsons, Talkot

Parsons, Tallcot 1902-1979

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Parsons, Tolkot 1902-1979

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Parsons, Tolkott 1902-1979

Parsŭnz, Tolkŭt

Parsŭnz, Tolkŭt 1902-1979

Pāsonzu, Tarukotto 1902-1979

Talcott Parsons Amerikaans socioloog (1902-1979)

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Talcott Parsons sociologo statunitense

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Парсонс Т. 1902-1979

Парсонс, Талкотт 1902-1979

Парсонс, Толкотт

Парсонс, Толкотт американский социолог

Талкот Парсонс

Талкотт Парсонс

Толкотт Парсонс

Толкът Парсънс

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טלקוט פארסונס

تالكوت بارسونز

تالكوت بارسونز، 1902-1979

تالکوت پارسونز

탤컷 파슨스


パーソンズ, T.

パーソンズ, タルコット


English (1,329)

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Spanish (15)

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Italian (3)

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The structure of social action; a study in social theory with special reference to a group of recent European writersThe theory of social and economic organizationEssays in sociological theoryToward a general theory of actionEconomy and society : a study in the integration of economic and social theorySocial structure and personalityFamily, socialization and interaction processThe Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism