For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

Toward a General Theory of Action

by Parsons, Talcott; Shils, Edward (1962)

Key Passage

“Because of the paramount significance to any personality of its system of relations to other persons, the institutionalized organization of roles (in relation to significant social objects and through them to cultural and physical objects) is central to the organization of personality itself.” (p.155)


Social Science, Action Theory, Social Relations, Social Integration, Conflict, Sociology, Psychology, Ego



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