9780582291652

Founding Sociology? : Talcott Parsons and the Idea of General Theory

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  • ISBN13:

    9780582291652

  • ISBN10:

    0582291658

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1996-03-01
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd

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Summary

In Founding Sociology? Talcott Parsons and the idea of general Theory John Holmwood provides a fresh and approachable account of Parson's work, reflecting the recent revival of interest in this important theorist, Starting with a brief.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Age of Sociology?
The Theoretical Impasse
The Idea of General Theory
The Action Frame of Reference
Structural-Functionalism, Theoretical Breakdown and the Embrace of contradiction
A Marxist alternative?
Action and Explanation
Conclusion
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