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The coming crisis of Western sociology

Author: Alvin Ward Gouldner
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [1970]
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Genre/Form: History
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Gouldner, Alvin Ward, 1920-1980.
Coming crisis of Western sociology.
New York, Basic Books [1970]
(OCoLC)647441284
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alvin Ward Gouldner
ISBN: 0465012787 9780465012787
OCLC Number: 80045
Description: xv, 528 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Sociology: contradictions and infrastructure. Introduction: toward a critique of sociology --
Sociology and sub-sociology --
Utilitarian culture and sociolgy --
What happened in sociology: an historical model of structural development. pt. 2. The world of Talcott Parsons. The early Parsons --
Making the world whole: Parsons as a systems analyst --
The moralistics of Talcott Parsons: Religion, Piety, and the quest for order in functionalism --
Parsons on power and wealth. pt. 3. The coming crisis of western sociology. The coming crisis of western sociology, I: the shift toward the welfare state --
The coming crisis of western sociology, II: the entropy of functionalism --
From Plato to Parsons: the infrastructure of conservative social theory --
Notes on the crisis of Marxism and the emergence of academic sociology in the Soviet Union. pt. 4. Epilogue: the theorist pulls himself together, partially. Living as a sociologist: toward a reflexive sociology.
Responsibility: Alvin W. Gouldner.

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