Jumat, Mei 01, 2009
(1902-1979) Talcott Parsons was one of America's most distinguished and influential sociologists, and the author of the classic studies The Structure of Social Action and The Social System. He received his A.B. from Amherst College, studied at the London School of Economics, and earned his Dr. Phil. at the University of Heidelberg. He retired in 1977 as Professor of Sociology at Harvard University, where he had served for a time as Chairman of the Department of Social Relations, and died shortly therafter
Professor Parsons was a member and former President of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among his numerous books are Essays in Sociological Theory, Social Structure and Personality, Politics and Social Structure, Economy and Society, with Neil J. Smelser, and The American University , with Gerald M. Platt.
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