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Talcott Parsons

Sociologist (13-Dec-1902 — 8-May-1979)


Hans P. M. Adriaansens. Translated by Manfred S. Fiungs. Talcott Parsons en het Conceptuele Dilemma. Devente, Netherlands: Van Loghum Slaterus. 1976. 272pp. Published in English as Talcott Parsons and the Conceptual Dilemma.

Jeffrey C. Alexander. The Modern Reconstruction of Classical Thought: Talcott Parsons. London: Routledge. 1982. 530pp.

Max Black. The Social Theories of Talcott Parsons: A Critical Examination. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 1961. 363pp.

François Bourricaud. Translated by Arthur Goldhammer. L'individualisme Institutionnel: Essai Sur la Sociologie de Talcott Parsons. Presses Universitaires de France. 1977. 350pp. Language: French. Published in English as The Sociology of Talcott Parsons.

Larry Brownstein. Talcott Parsons' General Action Scheme: An Investigation of Fundamental Principles. Cambridge, MA: Schenkman Publishing Co.. 1982. 309pp.

William Buxton. Talcott Parsons and the Capitalist Nation-State. University of Toronto Press. 1985. 331pp.

Uta Gerhardt. Talcott Parsons on National Socialism. New York: Aldine de Gruyter. 1993. 357pp.

Richard Grathoff (editor). The Theory of Social Action: The Correspondence of Alfred Schutz and Talcott Parsons. Indiana University Press. 1978. 145pp.

Peter Hamilton. Talcott Parsons: Critical Assessments. London: Routledge. 1983. 152pp.

John Holmwood. Talcott Parsons. Farnham, UK: Ashgate. 2006. 534pp.

Robert J. Holton; Bryan S. Turner. Talcott Parsons on Economy and Society. New York: Routledge and Kegan Paul. 1986. 276pp.

Kwang-ki Kim. Order and Agency in Modernity: Talcott Parsons, Erving Goffman, and Harold Garfinkel. SUNY Press. 2003. 180pp.

Pat N. Lackey. Invitation to Talcott Parsons' Theory. Houston, TX: Cap and Gown Press. 1987. 205pp.

Donald Nathan Levine. Simmel and Parsons: Two Approaches to the Study of Society. Ayer Co.. 1980. 239pp.

Ken Menzies. Talcott Parsons and the Social Image of Man. London: International Library of Sociology. 1976. 197pp.

William C. Mitchell. Sociological Analysis and Politics: The Theories of Talcott Parsons. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 1967. 222pp.

Roland Robertson; Bryan S Turner. Talcott Parsons: Theorist of Modernity. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 1991. 272pp.

Guy Rocher. Talcott Parsons and American Sociology. New York: Barnes & Noble. 1975. 186pp.

Stephen P. Savage. The Theories of Talcott Parsons: The Social Relations of Action. London, UK: Macmillan. 1981. 279pp.

Laurence S. Moss and Andrew Savchenko. Talcott Parsons: Economic Sociologist of the 20th Century. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub.. 2006. 226pp.

A. Javier Treviño. Talcott Parsons Today: His Theory and Legacy in Contemporary Sociology. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2001. 259pp.

A. Javier Treviño. Talcott Parsons on Law and the Legal System. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Pub.. 2008. 426pp.

Herman Turk; Richard L. Simpson (editors). Institutions and Social Exchange: The Sociologies of Talcott Parsons & George C. Homans. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill. 1971. 417pp.

Bruce C. Wearne. The Theory and Scholarship of Talcott Parsons to 1951. Cambridge University Press. 1989. 208pp.


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