Toward a Theory of Societal Community
- ISBN: 9781594512285
- Extent: 537pp
- Release Date: 20 Jul 2011
- Size: 229mm x 152mm
- Format: Paperback
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- Category: Sociology
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Never before published, American Society is the product of Talcott Parsons' last major theoretical project.
Completed just a few weeks before his death, this is Parsons' promised 'general book on American society'. It offers a systematic presentation and revision of Parson's landmark theoretical positions on modernity and the possibility of objective sociological knowledge.
Even after the passage of many years, American Society imparts a remarkably provocative interpretation of US society and a creative approach to social theory.
About The Author
Talcott Parsons (1902–1979) 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 (1967) and Politics and Social Structure (1969).
Giuseppe Sciortino, Associate Professor of Sociology at the Università di Trento, Italy, is the editor of Parsons’ The Structure of Social Action and Contemporary Debates (2001).
Jeffrey C. Alexander is the Lillian Chavenson Saden Professor of Sociology at Yale University, where he is Codirector of the Center for Cultural Sociology. Among his many influential books is The Civic Sphere (2006).