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Social action systems : foundation and synthesis in sociological theory

Author: Thomas J Fararo
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001.
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This work analyzes the phases of general theoretical sociology using a process philosophical approach in an effort to integrate and unify the field. The author studies general theoretical sociology  Read more...

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Fararo, Thomas J.
Social action systems.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001
(OCoLC)654894377
Named Person: Talcott Parsons; George Caspar Homans; George Caspar Homans; Talcott Parsons
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Fararo
ISBN: 027597362X 9780275973629
OCLC Number: 46619095
Description: x, 319 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: General Theoretical Sociology in Context --
The Historical Phases of Sociological Theory --
The Three Components of Sociological Theory --
Theory Structures and Cognitive Standards --
Process and Social Reality --
Classical Foundations --
The Structure of Mead's Relational Process Thought --
The Structure of Marx's Relational Process Thought --
Dynamic Networks and the Structure of Durkheim's Thought --
Weber's Social Action Foundations of Sociology --
Form and Process in Simmel's Foundations of Sociology --
Foundations of Analytical Realism --
The Common Intellectual Background --
Materialism, Idealism, and Process Philosophy --
Whitehead's Process Philosophy --
Pareto's General Theoretical Sociology --
Two Postclassical Paths of Synthesis --
The Structural Analysis of Social Action Systems --
Conceptual Schemes --
Positivistic and Idealistic Traditions of Social Theory --
Voluntarism and the Action Frame of Reference --
The Branches of the Theory of Action Systems --
The Problem of Social Order --
Transition to Structural-Functional Theory --
The Analytical Theory of Social Systems --
Introduction: The Path Parsons Did Not Take --
Orientation to the Approach --
The Analytical Theory --
The Theory and the System Model --
A Structural-Functional Theory of Social Systems --
Three Types of Systems --
The Actor-Situation Frame of Reference --
Interpenetration: The Institutionalization of Culture --
Interpenetration: The Internalization of Culture --
The Matching Principle --
The Pattern Variables as Parameters.
Responsibility: Thomas J. Fararo.

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