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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Parsons, Talcott, 1902-1979.
Social systems and the evolution of action theory.
New York : Free Press, ©1977
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|Description:||x, 420 pages ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||1. On building social system theory: a personal history --
Review of L.T. Hobhouse, Sociology and philosophy: a centenary collection of essays and articles --
Malinowski and the theory of social systems --
The present status of "structural-functional" theory in sociology --
The relations between biological and socio-cultural theory, with A. Hunter Dupree --
Review of Harold J. Bershady, Ideology and social knowledge --
Commentary on Talcott Parsons' review of H.J. Bershady's Ideology and social knowledge / by Harold J. Bershady --
2. Functional analysis of societies: reconsiderations and extensions: Social interaction --
Social systems --
Social structure and the symbolic media of interchange --
Some problems of general theory in sociology --
3. The evolution and integration of modern societies: Comparative studies and evolutionary change --
Equality and inequality in modern society, or social stratification revisited --
Some theoretical considerations on the nature and trends of change of ethnicity.