Talcott Parsons Today

Talcott Parsons Today

by A. Javier Trevino
     
 

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Talcott Parsons Today offers a reappraisal—and extension—of the work of the most significant and influential twentieth-century sociologist. The volume consists of original essays by prominent Parsons scholars from around the world. It contributes to the current controversy surrounding an important sociological figure.See more details below

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Talcott Parsons Today offers a reappraisal—and extension—of the work of the most significant and influential twentieth-century sociologist. The volume consists of original essays by prominent Parsons scholars from around the world. It contributes to the current controversy surrounding an important sociological figure.

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CHOICE
The examplary contribution of this volume to renewed understanding of a neglected scholar merits its inclusion in the core library of anyone interested in the state of sociological theory. Essential for all collections.
American Journal of Sociology
...the really good essays are uniquely good, and I recommend them to all sociologists who have an interest in theory.
— Harold J. Bershady
Choice
The examplary contribution of this volume to renewed understanding of a neglected scholar merits its inclusion in the core library of anyone interested in the state of sociological theory. Essential for all collections.
Jeffrey Alexander
The contributors to Talcott Parsons Today include most of the finest Parsons scholars and some of the best sociological theorists in the world. Written well into the second decade of 'the Parsons revival,' the essays—some historical, some systematic, some critical—reflect a new level of maturity in contemporary thinking about Parsons and his continuing legacy.
American Journal of Sociology - Harold J. Bershady
...the really good essays are uniquely good, and I recommend them to all sociologists who have an interest in theory.
Edward A. Tiryakian
The ten essays that comprise this unique volume not only testify to the emerging Parsonian renaissance, but also, just as importantly, constitute a significant stimulant for sociological theorizing in the new decade. Particularly relevant are those essays that bring out the richness of the later and lesser studied writings of Parsons.
Booknews
These ten essays reassess and continue Parson's work in sociology, weighing in on the controversies which continue to surround his thought. Topics include scientific paradigms and organizational culture, Weber's influence, complexity theory, functionalism, generalized symbolic media, the social community, and normative dilemmas. Contributors include scholars of sociology, communications, and behavioral science, from the North America, Europe, and Australia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742509580
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Series:
Sociology
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.71(d)

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