Generalized Symbolic Media

Some articles on generalized symbolic media, media:

Talcott Parsons - Biography - Political Power and The Concept of Influence, 1963
... Parsons's first published attempt to work out the idea of Generalized Symbolic Media as an integral part of the exchange processes within the AGIL system ... The prime model for the generalized symbolic media was money and Parsons was reflecting on the question whether the functional characteristics of money represented an ... idea of "code" and "message," Parsons divided the components of the media into a question of value-principle versus coordination standards for the "code-structure" and the ...
AGIL Paradigm - Systematic Depiction of AGIL Functions
... Latency (or Pattern Maintenance) - family - schools Integration - religious systems - media Each of the four individual functional necessities are further divided into four sub-c ... hierarchy) be regulated by what Talcott Parsons calls generalized symbolic media ... Each system level of the general action-paradigm has each their set of generalized symbolic media (so that the set of generalized symbolic media for the social system is not ...

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