ERIC Number: EJ205706
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1979
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The Applicability of Parson's Theory of the Social System to Blacks in Urban Places.
Harris, Roland A., Jr.
Journal of Negro Education, v48 n2 p139-48 Spr 1979
Parson's theory of social systems, which emphasizes equilibrium, maintenance and functionalism, is not useful for understanding the plight of Blacks in urban areas. Instead, the concept of "conflict" must be viewed as an integral part of the social system. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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