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Talcott Parsons photo American sociologist

Talcott Parsons 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 the development of sociology in the 20th century. After earning a Ph.D. in economics, he served on the faculty at Harvard University from 1927 to 1979. In 1930, he was among the first professors in its new sociology department. source


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For example, the first time McDonald's put a deaf person in a commercial they saw a jump in sales. I think that happens with other kinds of disabilities and products and that is something that is being realized more and more.