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American Society: Toward a Theory of Societal Community
     

American Society: Toward a Theory of Societal Community

by Talcott Parsons, Giuseppe Sciortino, Jeffrey C. Alexander
 

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ISBN-10: 1594512280

ISBN-13: 9781594512285

Pub. Date: 12/28/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Never before published, American Society is the product of Talcott Parsons's last major theory-building project. During the 1970s, Parsons worked persistently to fulfill his earlier promise to produce "a general book on American society". The surviving manuscript, completed just a few weeks before his death, is just such a book. Beyond its rich reading of American

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Never before published, American Society is the product of Talcott Parsons's last major theory-building project. During the 1970s, Parsons worked persistently to fulfill his earlier promise to produce "a general book on American society". The surviving manuscript, completed just a few weeks before his death, is just such a book. Beyond its rich reading of American society, it offers a systematic presentation and major revisions of his previous landmark theoretical positions: the attempt to elaborate a non-nostalgic theory of modernity, to link macro and micro perspectives, to defend the possibility of objective sociological knowledge, to analyze national specificities within the context of worldwide trends, to develop an adequate conception of societal integration grounded in fully pluralistic premises. Even after the passage of many years, the book imparts a remarkably provocative interpretation of US society and a creative approach to social theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594512285
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2011
Series:
The Yale Cultural Sociology Series
Pages:
537
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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