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Anthony Giddens and Modern Social Theory.

Author: Kenneth Tucker
Publisher: London : Sage Publications, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Anthony Giddens is widely recognized as one of the most important sociologists of the post-war period. This is the first full-length work to examine Giddens' social theory. It guides the reader through Giddens' early attempt to overcome the duality of structure and agency. He saw this duality as a major failing of social theories of modernity. His attempt to resolve the problem can be regarded as the key to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Anthony Giddens; Anthony Giddens
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Tucker
ISBN: 9780857022875 0857022873
OCLC Number: 609855902
Description: 1 online resource (233 pages)
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Introduction; Part I: The Reconstruction of Social Theory; 1 --
The Legacy of Classical Sociological Theory; 2 --
New Rules of Sociological Method: Positivism, Interpretive Sociology, and Structuration Theory; 3 --
Structuration Theory: Reconceptualizing Agency and Structure; Part II: Social Change and Modernity; 4 --
The State, Capitalism, and Social Change; 5 --
The Culture of Modernity: From the Critique of Postmodernism to the Rise of the New Social Movements; 6 --
The Problems and Possibilities of a Democratic Public Life in Late Modern Societies. 7 --
Feminism, Sexuality, and Self-IdentityConclusion; Index.

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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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