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Anthony Giddens and modern social theory

Author: Kenneth H Tucker
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 1998.
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This thorough assessment of Giddens' work incorporates many different perspectives on his theory of structuration, his work on the formation of cultural identities and the fate of the nation-state.
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Tucker, Kenneth H.
Anthony Giddens and modern social theory.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 1998
(OCoLC)654650760
Named Person: Anthony Giddens; Anthony Giddens; Anthony Giddens; Anthony Giddens
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth H Tucker
ISBN: 0803975503 9780803975507 0803975511 9780803975514
OCLC Number: 40780953
Description: 224 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction PART ONE: THE RECONSTRUCTION OF SOCIAL THEORY The Legacy of Classical Sociological Theory New Rules of Sociological Method Positivism, Interpretive Sociology and Structuration Theory Structuration Theory Reconceptualizing Agency and Structure PART TWO: SOCIAL CHANGE AND MODERNITY The State, Capitalism and Social Change The Culture of Modernity From the Critique of Postmodernism to the Rise of the New Social Movements The Problems and Possibilities of a Democratic Public Life in Late Modern Societies Feminism, Sexuality and Self-Identity Conclusion
Responsibility: Kenneth H. Tucker, Jr.
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This study locates Giddens' work in the framework of modern social theory and research traditions. Giddens' work is compared and contrasted with that of Habermas, Foucault, Bourdieu, Elias and  Read more...

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