Harold Garfinkel: Parsons' Primer

  • Anne Warfield Rawls

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Anne Warfield Rawls, Jason Turowetz
    Pages 1-108
  3. Harold Garfinkel
    Pages 109-326
  4. Harold Garfinkel
    Pages 327-338
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 339-393

About this book


Harold Garfinkel (1917–2011) was one of the most important American sociologists and is the founder of Ethnomethodology. The book presents his previously unpublished manuscript Parsons’ Primer (1962/63) in which Garfinkel explains Parsons’ position on systems of social interaction and how it relates to his own position which is an important missing piece of Garfinkel’s argument.


With facsimile letters and an introduction written by Anne W. Rawls and Jason Turowetz.


Talcott Parsons Soziale Ordnung Analytische Philosophie Theorie des sozialen Handelns Agency Akteure

Editors and affiliations

  • Anne Warfield Rawls
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SiegenSiegenGermany

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