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Segre, Sandro
Talcott Parsons : an introduction / Sandro Segre
Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HM477.U6 S44 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Parsons, Talcott, 1902-1979
Subject(s) Sociology -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Subject Parsons, Talcott, 1902-1979 -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject(s) Sociology -- History -- 20th century
Physical Description vi, 140 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-133) and index
Summary This introduction dwells on Parsons' conceptual apparatus and offers a compendium of his research. His works are subdivided into three distinct periods, each characterized by specific concepts and theoretical developments. Parsons utilized his conceptual and theoretical frameworks to conduct several studies, which are presented in detail. Segre also evaluates the numerous receptions of Parsons' writings. Attention is devoted to the controversies and divergent interpretations his works have inspired. -- adapted from back cover
Contents The conceptual apparatus -- The first period (1928-1937) -- The second period (1938-1963) --The third period (1964-1979) -- Research on specific themes -- The reception of Parsons' work

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