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Parsons, Talcott 1902-1979

Works: 874 works in 3,569 publications in 10 languages and 72,636 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, Dedicatee, Speaker, Creator, htt, ed, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: HM22.U6, 301
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The social system by Talcott Parsons( Book )

194 editions published between 1951 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of social systems using Pareto's approach
Economy and society : a study in the integration of economic and social theory by Talcott Parsons( Book )

97 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is designed as a contribution to the synthesis of theory in economics and sociology. We believe that the degree of separation between these two disciplines separation emphasized by intellectual traditions and present institutional arrangements arbitrarily concealsa degree of intrinsic intimacy between them which must be brought to the attention of the respective professional groups
The Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism by Max Weber( Book )

122 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in English and German and held by 2,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Protestant ethic -- a moral code stressing hard work, rigorous self-discipline, and the organization of one's life in the service of God -- was made famous by sociologist and political economist Max Weber. In this brilliant study (his best-known and most controversial), he opposes the Marxist concept of dialectical materialism and its view that change takes place through "the struggle of opposites." Instead, he relates the rise of a capitalist economy to the Puritan determination to work out anxiety over salvation or damnation by performing good deeds -- an effort that ultimately discouraged belief in predestination and encouraged capitalism. Weber's classic study has long been required reading in college and advanced high school social studies classrooms
Toward a general theory of action by Talcott Parsons( Book )

144 editions published between 1901 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,156 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
Theories of society : foundations of modern sociological theory by Talcott Parsons( Book )

72 editions published between 1961 and 1968 in English and Catalan and held by 2,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two volumes in one
Essays in sociological theory by Talcott Parsons( Book )

144 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,052 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
The theory of social and economic organization by Max Weber( Book )

87 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A translation of part I of Max Weber's Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft."
The structure of social action; a study in social theory with special reference to a group of recent European writers by Talcott Parsons( Book )

119 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Negro American by Daedalus( Book )

23 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in English and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of the essays, some in slightly different form, appeared originally in the fall 1965 and Winter 1966 issues of Daedalus
Social structure and personality by Talcott Parsons( Book )

62 editions published between 1946 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sociology of religion by Max Weber( Book )

28 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in English and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Sociology of Religion, first published in the United States in 1963, Max Weber looks at the significant role religion has played in social change throughout history. The book was a formative text of the new discipline of sociology and has gone on to become a classic in the social sciences
Family, socialization and interaction process by Talcott Parsons( Book )

77 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Societies ; evolutionary and comparative perspectives by Talcott Parsons( Book )

27 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication deals with societies and their constituent parts
Sociological theory and modern society by Talcott Parsons( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structure and process in modern societies by Talcott Parsons( Book )

56 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in English and Chinese and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The system of modern societies by Talcott Parsons( Book )

31 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the base from which modern societies developed
After Parsons--a theory of social action for the 21st century by Renée C Fox( )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,040 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."--Jacket
The American university by Talcott Parsons( Book )

33 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and social structure by Talcott Parsons( Book )

19 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Economy and society : a study in the integration of economic and social theory
Economy and society : a study in the integration of economic and social theoryThe Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalismToward a general theory of actionTheories of society : foundations of modern sociological theoryEssays in sociological theoryThe theory of social and economic organizationThe structure of social action; a study in social theory with special reference to a group of recent European writersSocial structure and personality
Alternative Names
Parsons 1902-1979

Parsons T.

Parsons T. 1902-1979

Parsons, Talcott, 1902-

Parsons, Talkot

Parsons, Tallcot 1902-1979

Parsons, Tallcott 1902-1979

Parsons, Tolkot 1902-1979

Parsons, Tolkott

Parsons, Tolkott 1902-1979

Parsŭnz, Tolkŭt

Parsŭnz, Tolkŭt 1902-1979

Pāsonzu, Tarukotto 1902-1979

Talcott Parsons Ameerika Ühendriikide sotsioloog

Talcott Parsons americký sociológ

Talcott Parsons Amerikaans socioloog (1902-1979)

Talcott Parsons Amerikalı sosyolog

Talcott Parsons amerikansk sociolog; professor vid Harvard

Talcott Parsons amerykański socjolog

Talcott Parsons socheolaí Meiriceánach

Talcott Parsons sociòleg estatunidenc

Talcott Parsons sociólogo estadounidense

Talcott Parsons sociologo statunitense

Talcott Parsons sociologue américain

Talcott Parsons US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Talcott Parsons usona sociologo

Τάλκοτ Πάρσονς


Парсонс Т.

Парсонс Т. 1902-1979

Парсонс Талкотт

Парсонс, Талкотт 1902-1979

Парсонс Толкотт

Парсонс, Толкотт американский социолог

Талкот Парсонс

Талкотт Парсонс

Толкотт Парсонс

Толкотт Парсонс американский социолог

Толкът Парсънс

Թոլկոթ Պարսոնս

טלקוט פארסונס

טלקוט פרסונס סוציולוג אמריקאי

تالكوت بارسونز

تالكوت بارسونز، 1902-1979

تالكوت بارسونز عالم اجتماع أمريكي

تالکوت پارسونز

تالکوت پارسونز جامعه شناس آمریکایی

ਤਾਲਕੋਟ ਪਰਸਨ

ტალკოტ პარსონსი ამერიკელი სოციოლოგი

탤컷 파슨스

탤컷 파슨스 미국의 사회학자

파슨스 1902-1979

파슨스, 탈콧 1902-1979

파슨스, 탈콧트 1902-1979

파슨스, 탤컷 1902-1979

파슨즈, 탈코트 1902-1979

파아슨즈, 탈코트 1902-1979


パーソンズ, T.

パーソンズ, タルコット


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