Talcott Parsons on Institutions and Social Evolution: Selected Writings (Heritage of Sociology Series)
University Of Chicago Press | April 15 1985 | 356 pages | English | ISBN: 0226647498 | PDF | 2.4MB
Talcott Parsons is regarded, by admirers and critics alike, as a major creator of the sociological thought of our time. Despite the universal recognition of his influence, however, Parsons's thought is not well understood, in part because his work presents the reader with almost legendary difficulties. Most of his important essays and books presume that the reader is familiar with his rather specialized vocabulary, and even when Parsons begins by defining basic terms, his special uses for words and his style of exposition strike many readers as forbidding.