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The instability of the modern middle class family: alienation for progress

08.15.2010 · Posted in Uncategorized

When talking about the importance of the family for a society, one most often thinks in terms of it in terms of a “bedrock”, an anchor of stability and security in a rapidly changing world. While there certainly is a lot of plausibility to the idea that the family is a counter world to and ...

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maybe the last word on Parsons’ sick role…

07.14.2010 · Posted in Uncategorized

… not because I could claim any authority to have the last word on the subject, but because it’s unlikely academic journals can be persuaded to publish yet another paper on the matter. Out now: ‘Talcott Parsons, the Sick Role and Chronic Illness’, Body & Society, 16, 2, 2010, 72-94. Here’s the abstract: Parsons’ sick role ...

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