The Structure of Social Action

The Structure of Social Action is a 1937 book by sociologist Talcott Parsons.

In 1998 the International Sociological Association listed the work as the ninth most important sociological book of the 20th century, behind Jürgen Habermas' The Theory of Communicative Action (1981) but ahead of Erving Goffman's The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (1956). [1]


  1. ^ "ISA - International Sociological Association: Books of the Century". International Sociological Association. 1998. Archived from the original on 2014-03-15. Retrieved 2012-07-25.