Talcott Parsons

1902 - 1979

Talcott Parsons

Talcott Parsons (13 December 1902 – 8 May 1979) was an American sociologist of the classical tradition, best known for his social action theory and structural functionalism. Parsons is considered one of the most influential figures in sociology in the 20th century. After earning a PhD in economics, he served on the faculty at Harvard University from 1927 to 1929. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Talcott Parsons has received more than 881,282 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6th most popular sociologist.

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Among sociologists, Talcott Parsons ranks 6 out of 47Before him are Max Weber, Émile Durkheim, Pierre Bourdieu, Theodor W. Adorno, and Georg Simmel. After him are Erving Goffman, Anthony Giddens, Robert K. Merton, Norbert Elias, Niklas Luhmann, and Marcel Mauss.

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Among people born in 1902, Talcott Parsons ranks 12Before him are Paul Dirac, Erik Erikson, Carl Rogers, Georgy Malenkov, Halldór Laxness, and Nâzım Hikmet. After him are Fernand Braudel, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Ray Kroc, Eugene Wigner, Saud of Saudi Arabia, and Kurt Alder. Among people deceased in 1979, Talcott Parsons ranks 5Before him are Josef Mengele, John Wayne, Herbert Marcuse, and Giuseppe Meazza. After him are Jean Renoir, Nino Rota, Jean Monnet, Dennis Gabor, Sándor Kocsis, Mika Waltari, and Hanna Reitsch.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Talcott Parsons ranks 204 out of 12,171Before him are Judy Garland (1922), Gary Cooper (1901), Denzel Washington (1954), Mel Gibson (1956), Frank Zappa (1940), and Ezra Pound (1885). After him are Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), Herbert Hoover (1874), Ella Fitzgerald (1917), Clark Gable (1901), Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), and Jack Kerouac (1922).

Among SOCIOLOGISTS In United States

Among sociologists born in United States, Talcott Parsons ranks 1After him are Robert K. Merton (1910), Immanuel Wallerstein (1930), C. Wright Mills (1916), Daniel Bell (1919), W. I. Thomas (null), Robert E. Park (1864), Harold Garfinkel (1917), Seymour Martin Lipset (1922), Herbert Blumer (1900), Charles Tilly (1929), and Edwin Sutherland (1883).

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