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American society : a theory of the societal community /

Main Author: Parsons, Talcott, 1902-1979.
Other Authors: Sciortino, Giuseppe, 1963-
Format: Book
Published: Boulder, CO : Paradigm Publishers, c2007.
Series:The Yale cultural sociology series
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • The societal community and its environments
  • Some highlights of the historical background
  • Values and other structural features of the societal community
  • Some substantive structure of the emerging societal community
  • Social class as axis of cleavage-integration
  • The gemeinshaft complex in American society I : ethnicity
  • The gemeinshaft complex II : kinship, religion, style of life, education
  • Communication and collective decision making : the mass media and the political process (three fragments)
  • Individuality and institutionalized individualism.