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  • ISBN: 9780226647494
  • ISBN10: 0226647498

Talcott Parsons on Institutions and Social Evolution

by Talcott Parsons

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 04/01/1985
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Description: Preface A Biographical Note Introduction, by Leon H. Mayhew I. Sociological Theory and the Action Frame of Reference 1. The Role of Theory in Social Research 2. The Place of Ultimate Values in Sociological Theory 3. The Action Frame of Reference 4. Hobbes and the Problem of Order 5. Rationality and Utilitarianism 6. The Pattern Variables II. Institutionalization 7. Integration and Institutionalization in the Social System 8. The Superego and the Theory of Social Systems 9. Illness and the Role of the Physician,with Rene Fox 10. The Hierarchy of Control 11. Specification 12. Jurisdiction III. Institutionalized Exchange 13. Durkheim on Organic Solidarity 14. Double Interchanges in Economy and Society,with Neil Smelser 15. On the Concept of Influence IV. Change, Evolution, and Modern Society 16. Some Considerations on the Theory of Social Change 17. The Mass Media and the Structure of American Society, with Winston White 18. Archaic and Historic Societies 19. Evolutionary Universals in Society 20. American Values and American Society,with Gerald M. Platt Notes Index
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