Talcott Parsons

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United States sociologist (1902-1979)


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To better understand why its recognized as having a great american influence, we can mention the great contribution of famous american sociologists, as Talcott Parsons or Robert Merton, but also of other great specialists from the social psychoanalysis and health studies field.
But the author, whose academic home is Stockholm University, is truly European in his thoroughness of theoretical grounding, especially in the argument that the question of order is indeed central to sociology, even to the extent of invoking the name and work of Talcott Parsons, of whom many of us have scarcely heard since graduate school.
Constant references to the sociological writings of Talcott Parsons reminded me of the hours I spent as a graduate student in the early 1970s reading and re-reading his sentences in order to understand their meaning.
I was told that it was the sociologist Talcott Parsons.
In this first paperback edition of the 1965 Atherton Press classic on aging, well-known sociologist Talcott Parsons (d.
She is unusually clear-eyed about the shifting politics of knowledge, cleverly drawing a parallel, for example, between Christian conservative views of the nuclear family as a restraint on male desire and similar pronouncements in the 1950's functionalist sociology of Talcott Parsons.
He was unimpressed with many of the techniques of Talcott Parsons and his students.
At first glance, this is a surprising move, since Luhmann was a conservative figure whose own social theory, influenced by Talcott Parsons, was directed against precisely the sort of radical ideas of democracy endorsed by Habermas and Brunkhorst.
Such authors as Talcott Parsons, Daniel Bells, Mary Douglas, Mircea Eliade and many others have studied profanization, the post-industrial society, postmodernism, and many other related themes.
One of the book's most interesting sections recounts debates over America's identity and international struggle, guided by such personalities as John Foster Dulles, Talcott Parsons, Walt Rostow, and David Riesman.
The purpose of this work is to show how the mechanism of change can be explained using the theoretical formulations of Talcott Parsons within the area of Information Systems.
Somewhat later, Talcott Parsons, though nominally a sociologist, began intellectual life as a political economist, co-founded a multidisciplinary program of social relations, and developed a broad conceptual framework for the explanation of social action across the disciplines embracing sociology, social psychology, anthropology, economics, and political science.
American individualism (or any individualism, for that matter) can be equated with universalism (see Geert Hofstede's Culture's Consequences, also the classic work by Talcott Parsons and Edward A.
Du Bois, defining moments in 20th-century theory with Talcott Parsons and the Frankurt School.