Essays in Sociological Theory

Essays in Sociological Theory

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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 qapplicationq of sociological theory. It stands in the line of scientific development of the most advanced techniques for sociological investigation and evaluation of data.definition of the goals of actiona€” there can, he says, be no sense of achievement in progress toward the realization of an infinite goal. But goals are, to a very large extent defined by institutionalized expectations. This Durkheim illustrated byanbsp;...


Title:Essays in Sociological Theory
Author: Talcott Parsons
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2010-05-11
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