Reading talcott parsons: Introductory remarks
Holton, Robert J. and Turner, Bryan S.. (2015) Reading talcott parsons: Introductory remarks. In In R. J. Holton and B.S. Turner (Ed.). Talcott Parsons on Economy and Society pp. 1 - 24 Taylor & Francis.
|Authors||Holton, Robert J. and Turner, Bryan S.|
|Editors||R. J. Holton and B.S. Turner|
[Extract] It is an unfortunate feature of academic life that the death of an author is typically the occasion for a revival of his influence. Since the death of Talcott Parsons in Munich in 1979, it has become clear that a significant re-appraisal of Parsons' sociology and his impact on modern sociology is well underway (Munch, 1981; Holm wood, 1983a; 1983b; Alexander, 1984). Although few commentators would question Parsons' influence, there is massive doubt as to the value of Parsonian sociology. As Richard Munch has recently observed, while Parsons cannot be generally ignored, 'the conventional attitude toward his theory is one of critical aloofness' (1981, p. 710). Despite the abundance of texts on Parsons' sociology a comprehensive evaluation of his sociology sufficient to dissipate this stance, has yet to appear.
|Page range||1 - 24|
|Book title||Talcott Parsons on Economy and Society|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Place of publication||Oxford, United Kingdom|
|Series||Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory|
|Research Group||Institute for Religion, Politics, and Society|
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