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Published by F. Angeli in Milano .
Written in English

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Statementedited by Gabriele Pollini and Giuseppe Sciortino ; [with essays by N. Addario ... et al.].
SeriesCollana di sociologia ;, 361, Sociologia (Franco Angeli editore) ;, 361.
ContributionsPollini, Gabriele, 1953-
LC ClassificationsMLCM 2005/03285 (H)
The Physical Object
Pagination235 p. ;
Number of Pages235
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3390604M
ISBN 10884643210X
LC Control Number2004624067

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Talcott Parsons (–) was the eminent Harvard sociologist who sought to integrate all the social sciences into a science of human action. Among his influential books are The Structure of Social Action and Politics and Social Structure.5/5(2). In Talcott Parsons In his first major book, The Structure of Social Action (), Parsons drew on elements from the works of several European scholars (Weber, Pareto, Alfred Marshall, and Émile Durkheim) to develop a common systematic theory of social action based on a voluntaristic principle—i.e., the choices between alternative values and actions. Parsons' The Structure of Social Action and Contemporary Debates的话题 (全部 条) 什么是话题 无论是一部作品、一个人,还是一件事,都往往可以衍生出许多不同的话题。. 1 Talcott Parsons, The Structure of Social Action. A Study in Social Theory with Special Reference to a Group of Recent European Writers (New York: MacGraw Hill, ).File Size: KB.

The general problem of The Social System is that it is both one of the most influential and systematic textbooks of modern sociology, and one of the most ferociously criticized books. Naturally its author has had a rather similar career. Parsons's first major publication – The Structure of Social Action () – has proved in the long run to have been one of the most .   The structure of social action. a study in social theory with special reference to a group of recent European by: His conception of the action frame of reference, for example, first formulated inThe Structure of Social Action(Parsons ), was revised in the manuscriptActor, Situation and Normative Patterntwo years later (Parsons ), and again inToward a General Theory of Action(Parsons and Shils ), resulting in the now familiar triad of the. about this for a long time. The Structure of Social Action is a first-rate book, but it is above all an exercise in explication. The overriding frustration of much in Parsons' work is its fa-miliarity and plausibility. It leaves one about where one was before, assuming acquaintance with a fair amount of the literature on which.

More than sixty years after publication of The Structure of Social Action, and at the beginning of the new century, it is therefore appropriate to conduct a critical re-reading of the contents of the work and of its principal lines of argument in the light of subsequent developments in the theory of action and of contemporary theoretical debates. Social Action and Social Structure:Summary and Commentary of Contemporary Sociological Theories with Special Emphasis to Talcott Parsons's Book Article (PDF Available) August with 1, Reads.   The structure of social action; a study in social theory with special reference to a group of recent European writers by Parsons, Talcott, Pages: 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.