oversocialized conception of Man

oversocialized conception of Man

the charge (e.g. by Dennis Wrong, 1960) that functionalist theory, including the work of DURKHEIM and PARSONS, in answering ‘the Hobbesian question‘ of what ‘makes possible an enduring society‘ has tended to overstate the ‘internalization of values‘. Likewise, Marxian sociology is also seen as often taking an ‘overintegrated view of society‘ in answering the question how ‘complex societies manage and regulate and restrain … conflicts between groups‘. See also SOCIAL INTEGRATION AND SYSTEM INTEGRATION.
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1961 "The Oversocialized Conception of Man in Modern Sociology.
Dennis Wrong, The Oversocialized Conception of Man.
I remember quite clearly my initial surprise when I first read Dennis Wrong's famous "The Oversocialized Conception of Man in Modem Sociology.