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American society : a theory of the societal community

Author: Talcott Parsons; Giuseppe Sciortino
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Paradigm Publishers, ©2007.
Series: Yale cultural sociology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Renowned sociologist Talcott Parsons's last major project, a masterly work that lives up to its billing as 'a general book on American society'.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Parsons, Talcott, 1902-1979.
American society.
Boulder, CO : Paradigm Publishers, ©2007
(OCoLC)608526363
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Talcott Parsons; Giuseppe Sciortino
ISBN: 9781594512278 1594512272 9781594512285 1594512280
OCLC Number: 80359058
Description: xvi, 524 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The societal community and its environments --
Some highlights of the historical background --
Values and other structural features of the societal community --
Some substantive structure of the emerging societal community --
Social class as axis of cleavage-integration --
The gemeinschaft complex in American society I : ethnicity --
The gemeinschaft complex II : kinship, religion, style of life, education --
Communication and collective decision making : the mass media and the political process (three fragments) --
Individuality and institutionalized individualism.
Series Title: Yale cultural sociology series.
Responsibility: Talcott Parsons ; edited and introduced by Giuseppe Sciortino ; foreword by Jeffrey C. Alexander.
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