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Author Parsons, Talcott, 1902-1979.

Title Action theory and the human condition / Talcott Parsons
Published New York : Free Press, [1978]


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Description xi, 464 pages ; 24 cm
Series Social theory.
Contents 1. Sociology of health and illness and related topics The sick role and the role of the physician reconsidered -- Research with human subjects and the "professional complex" -- Health and disease: a sociological and action perspective -- The interpretation of dreams by Sigmund Freud -- 2. Sociology of higher education The future of the university - Some considerations on the growth of the American system of higher education and research -- The university "bundle": a study of the balance between differentiation and integration -- Stability and change in the America university -- 3. Sociology of religion Christianity -- Durkheim on religion revisited: another look at The elementary forms of the religious life -- Belief, unbelief, and disbelief -- The "gift of life" and its reciprocation -- Religion in postindustrial America: the problem of secularization -- 4. The human condition Death in the Western world -- A paradigm of the human condition
Analysis Action theory
Educational sociology
Social medicine
Sociology Action theory
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 434-450
Subject Action theory.
Educational sociology.
Social medicine.
Social Medicine.
LC no. 77094084
ISBN 0029239907