Talcott Parsons reader
Contributor(s): Turner, Bryan S.Material type: BookSeries: Blackwell readers: Publisher: Malden Blackwell 1999Description: vii,360 p. 26 cm.ISBN: 9781557865441.Subject(s): Sociology | United States -- Social conditionsDDC classification: 301
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Bibliography of Talcott Parsons": p. -335.
"Selected bibliography (in English) on the sociology of Talcott Parsons": p. .
Introduction: The Contribution of Talcott Parsons to the Study of Modernity -- I. Religion and Modern Society. 1. Christianity and Modern Industrial Society. 2. Belief, Unbelief, and Disbelief. 3. Religious Symbolization and Death. 4. The Symbolic Environment of Modern Economies -- II. Life, Sex, and Death. 5. Illness and the Role of the Physician: A Sociological Perspective. 6. Toward a Healthy Maturity. 7. The "Gift of Life" and Its Reciprocation -- III. Sociological Theory. 8. Evolutionary Universals in Society. 9. Pattern Variables Revisited: A Response to Robert Dubin -- IV. American Society and the World Order. 10. Social Strains in America. 11. The Distribution of Power in American Society. 12. Order and Community in the International Social System. 13. Polarization of the World and International Order. 14. Youth in the Context of American Society. 15. Death in American Society - a Brief Working Paper.
16. Religion in Postindustrial America: The Problem of Secularization. Bibliography of Talcott Parsons -- Selected Bibliography (in English) on the Sociology of Talcott Parsons.
"Talcott Parsons has been one of the most influential American sociologists of the post-war period, but he has also been widely criticized for, among other things, the alleged conservatism of his structural functionalist theory. Bryan Turner's selections from Parson's work provide a comprehensive overview of his principal contributions and are grouped under the following subdivisions religion and modern society, life, sex, and death; sociological theory; and American society and the world order.".
"The book clearly presents the core features of Parsons's sociology and demonstrates his continuing relevance to critical issues today, including globalization, the place of American civilization in the world order, and the importance of sociological theory as an analysis of modern culture."--BOOK JACKET.