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Description - American Society by Talcott Parsons

Never before published, American Society is the product of Talcott Parsons' last major theoretical project.Completed just a few weeks before his death, this is Parsons' promised 'general book on American society'. It offers a systematic presentation and revision of Parson's landmark theoretical positions on modernity and the possibility of objective sociological knowledge. Even after the passage of many years, American Society imparts a remarkably provocative interpretation of US society and a creative approach to social theory.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781594512278
ISBN-10: 1594512272
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 537
Imprint: Paradigm
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Talcott Parsons

Talcott Parsons (1902--1979) was the eminent Harvard sociologist who sought to integrate all the social sciences into a science of human action. Among his influential books are The Structure of Social Action (1967) and Politics and Social Structure (1969). Giuseppe Sciortino, Associate Professor of Sociology at the Universita di Trento, Italy, is the editor of Parsons's The Structure of Social Action and Contemporary Debates (2001).

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