PARSONS, Talcott, (1902-1979). American sociologist and populariser of Weber's work in the US. Parsons served on the faculty of Harvard from 1927-73; his general theoretical system for the analysis of society was developed in Structure of Social Action (1937), Social System (1952), Structure and Process in Modern Societies (1960), Sociological Theory and Modern Society (1968), Politics and Social Structure (1969).
American pragmatists