Social Structure & Person
A Collection of essays which studies the theoretical problem of relationships between social structure and personality, and how these different relationships merit distinct treatment for particular purposes. Parsons concludes that in the larger picture, their interdependencies are so intimate that bringing them together in an interpretive synthesis is imperative if a balanced understanding of the complex as a whole is to be attained.
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part ONE THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
analytic and Sociological Theory
The Incest Taboo in Relation to Social Structure and
Some Reflections on the Problem of Psychosomatic Rela
PART TWO STAGES OF THE LIFE CYCLE
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