Talcott Parsons: Critical Assessments, Volume 2
Talcott Parsons (1904-79) is widely regarded as one of the most important sociologists of the twentieth century. These four volumes provide an essential guide to the thought and work of this major sociologist.
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A Comparison of Action
abstract achievement action actors American analysis analytical approach aspects attempt basic become behavior called choice collectivity common complex concepts concerned concrete consistent course critical cultural defined definition derived determined differentiation discussion distinction economic effect elements emphasis empirical ends evaluation example existence explain fact formal functional given human ideas important individual institutions integration interaction interests internalized interpretation involves kind logical matter means moral motivation nature norms objects organization orientation Parsons Parsons's particular pattern phenomena political position possible present Press problem question rational reason reference relation relationship respect result Review role scheme sense Simmel situation Social Action social system society sociological sociological theory sociologists solution specific Structure subjective substantive suggests symbolic Talcott theoretical theory thought tradition types ultimate unit University values variables voluntarism Weber York