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Parsons, Talcott 1902-1979

Works: 645 works in 2,558 publications in 12 languages and 61,807 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, Dedicatee, Creator, Contributor, Speaker, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: HM51, 301
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The social system by Talcott Parsons( Book )
198 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 3,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An analysis of social systems using Pareto's approach
Economy and society : a study in the integration of economic and social theory by Talcott Parsons( Book )
90 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume is designed as a contribution to the synthesis of theory ineconomics and sociology. We believe that the degree of separationbetween these two disciplines separation emphasized by intellectualtraditions and present institutional arrangements arbitrarily concealsa degree of intrinsic intimacy between them which must be brought tothe attention of the respective professional groups
The theory of social and economic organization by Max Weber( Book )
80 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in English and German and held by 2,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The most extensive general exposition of Max Weber's sociological theory and its applications to the broad empirical problems of historical structure and change"--Cover
Theories of society : foundations of modern sociological theory by Talcott Parsons( Book )
80 editions published between 1961 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 2,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two volumes in one
The structure of social action; a study in social theory with special reference to a group of recent European writers by Talcott Parsons( Book )
128 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Toward a general theory of action by Talcott Parsons( Book )
112 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This new edition introduces the social science audiences of a new century to one of the classic highlights of the mid-twentieth century. This is the most general statement of the general theory of action as it was developed by its principle exponent, Talcott Parsons, and his close collaborators who formed the core of the fabled department of social relations at Harvard University. Toward a General Theory of Action is an extremely ambitious formulation of the ingredients, dimensions, and ranges that determine human behavior. Parsons and Shils enunciate principles that are at the core of contemporary social science preoccupations-including the precarious balance between social integration and conflict. The volume is at once universal in intent and highly personal, an expression of Parsons' thought, one of the most notable sociological theorists of the century. Finally, the book symbolizes the interdisciplinary impulse that typified a widespread belief in the unity of the sciences. This edition includes the collaborative group's introductory statement, Richard Sheldon's essay on the theoretical and philosophical status of the general theory of action, and "Values, Motives and Systems of Action" by Parsons and Shils."--Back cover
Essays in sociological theory by Talcott Parsons( Book )
102 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 aspects of Fascist movements to the place of psychoanalysis in society. Also dealt with are such topics as: The role of ideas in social action, the motivation of economic activities, American social structure, social classes and class conflict, and the prospects for contemporary sociological theory. The whole body of essays presented here belongs in the broad field of "application" of sociological theory. It stands in the line of scientific development of the most advanced techniques for sociological investigation and evaluation of data
The Negro American by Talcott Parsons( Book )
27 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in English and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Societies; evolutionary and comparative perspectives by Talcott Parsons( Book )
29 editions published between 1966 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social structure and personality by Talcott Parsons( Book )
48 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Collection of essays which studies the theoretical problem of relationships between social structure and personality, and how these different relationships merit distinct treatment for particular purposes. Parsons concludes that in the larger picture, their interdependencies are so intimate that bringing them together in an interpretive synthesis is imperative if a balanced understanding of the complex as a whole is to be attained
Family, socialization and interaction process by Talcott Parsons( Book )
79 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sociological theory and modern society by Talcott Parsons( Book )
22 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in English and Italian and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The system of modern societies by Talcott Parsons( Book )
39 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the base from which modern societies developed
Structure and process in modern societies by Talcott Parsons( Book )
47 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism by Max Weber( Book )
80 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the book, Weber wrote that capitalism in Europe evolved when the Protestant ethic influenced large numbers of people to engage in work in the secular world, developing their own enterprises and engaging in trade and the accumulation of wealth for investment. In other words, the Protestant work ethic was a force behind a mass action that influenced the development of capitalism
The American university by Talcott Parsons( Book )
24 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in English and German and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Action theory and the human condition by Talcott Parsons( Book )
21 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Politics and social structure by Talcott Parsons( Book )
17 editions published in 1969 in English and Japanese and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Working papers in the theory of action by Talcott Parsons( Book )
30 editions published between 1953 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American sociology; perspectives, problems, methods by Talcott Parsons( Book )
16 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Parsons, Talkot
Parsons, Tallcot 1902-1979
Parsons, Tallcott 1902-1979
Parsons, Tolkot 1902-1979
Parsons, Tolkott
Parsons, Tolkott 1902-1979
Parsŭnz, Tolkŭt
Parsŭnz, Tolkŭt 1902-1979
Pāsonzu, Tarukotto 1902-1979
Парсонс, Талкотт 1902-1979
تالكوت بارسونز، 1902-1979
パーソンズ, T
パーソンズ, タルコット
English (1,198)
Japanese (37)
Spanish (37)
German (33)
Italian (28)
French (20)
Chinese (4)
Catalan (2)
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Croatian (1)
Portuguese (1)
Polish (1)