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Giddens, Anthony

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Works: 786 works in 3,919 publications in 12 languages and 61,367 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Textbooks  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Translator, wpr, Originator, Compiler, Creator, Dedicatee, edc
Classifications: HM24, 301
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Sociology by Anthony Giddens( Book )

302 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 2,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology provides an introduction to its field. The fourth edition preserves the lucid, lively and comprehensive qualities which marked the book in its earlier versions. Numerous student learning aids are provided
The consequences of modernity by Anthony Giddens( Book )

134 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We do not as yet, the author argues, live in a post-modern world. The distinctive characteristics of our major social institutions in the closing years of the twentieth century suggest that, rather than entering into a period of post-modernity, we are moving into a period of?high modernity? in which the consequences of modernity are becoming more radicalized and universalized than before. A post-modern social universe may eventualy come into being, but this as yet lies on the other side of the forms of social and cultural organization that currently dominate world history
Selected writings by Émile Durkheim( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the only collection of Durkheim's writings to draw upon the whole body of his work. Many of the texts in the book are here translated for the first time. Dr. Giddens takes his selections from a wide variety of sources and includes a number of items from untranslated writings in the Revue Philosophique, Année Sociologique and from L'évolution pedagogue en France. Selections from previously translated writings have been checked against the originals and amended or re-translated where necessary. Dr. Giddens arranges his selections thematically rather than chronologically. However, extracts from all phases of Durkheim's intellectual career are represented, giving the date of their first publication, which makes the evolution of his thought easily traceable. In his introduction Dr. Giddens discusses phases in the interpretation of Durkheim's thought, as well as the main themes in his work, with an analysis of the effects of his thinking on modern sociology. The book is for students at any level taking courses in sociology, social anthropology and social theory, for whom Durkheim is one of the major writers studied
Capitalism and modern social theory : an analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber by Anthony Giddens( Book )

87 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a new analysis of the works of the three authors who have contributed most to establishing the basic framework of contemporary sociology. Recent scholarship has illuminated important aspects of the ideas of Marx, Durkheim and Weber, but has also given rise to a variety of divergent interpretations of their writings. One of the main objectives of Capitalism and Modern Social Theory is to dispel some of the obscurities and misunderstandings which have resulted. The first three sections of the book, based on close textual examination of the original sources, contain separate treatments of each writer. Mr. Giddens is particularly concerned to demonstrate the internal coherence of their respective contributions to social theory. The concluding part of the book discusses the principal ways in which Marx's standpoint can be compared and contrasted with the other two authors, showing that some of the conventional views on this matter are misconceived
The third way : the renewal of social democracy by Anthony Giddens( Book )

63 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The idea of finding a 'third way' in politics has been widely discussed - not only in the UK but in the US, Continental Europe and Latin America. But what is the third way? Supporters of the notion haven't been able to agree and critics deny the possibility altogether. Anthony Giddens shows that developing a third way is not only a possibility but a necessity in modern politics. The third way represents the renewal of social democracy in a world where the views of the old left have become obsolete, while those of the new right are inadequate and contradictory. A new social democratic agenda is emerging that is integrated, robust, and wide-ranging. It is an agenda that can rekindle political idealism."--Publisher supplied
Runaway world : how globalization is reshaping our lives by Anthony Giddens( Book )

57 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Runaway World, leading social commentator Anthony Giddens shows how globalization impacts every human on earth. Giddens examines the global marketplace, but goes beyond a conventional economic approach to look at more universal issues like family, risk, tradition, and democracy. Runaway World describes how changing currents in the international seas of finance are destabilizing countries, and how most people (and their governments) aren't prepared to deal with an ever-accelerating capitalism and Americanization of culture. Giddens finds the changes largely positive - liberating women, spreading democracy, and creating new wealth - but acknowledges the hazards of so much money crossing so many borders and distant cultures colliding."--Jacket
The class structure of the advanced societies by Anthony Giddens( Book )

85 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the ways in which scientific advances have contributed to athletic performance focusing on sports medicine and the work of the U.S. Olympic Training Centers
The third way and its critics by Anthony Giddens( )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of finding a "third way" in politics has become a focus of discussion across the world. Political leaders, in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America claim to be following its principles. Yet the notion has also attracted much criticism. Some say it is an empty concept without any real content. Critics from the more traditional left argue that it is a betrayal of left-wing ideals. Anthony Giddens's "The Third Way" (Polity Press, 1998) is regarded by many as the key text of third way politics. Translated into 25 languages, it has shaped the development of the third way. In this book, Giddens responds to the critics, and further develops the ideas set out in his earlier volume. Far from being unable to deal with inequalities of wealth and power, he shows, third way politics offers the only feasible approach to these issues
The constitution of society : outline of the theory of structuration by Anthony Giddens( Book )

86 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Giddens has been in the forefront of developments in social theory for the past decade. In The Constitution of Society he outlines the distinctive position he has evolved during that period and offers a full statement of a major new perspective in social thought, a synthesis and elaboration of ideas touched on in previous works but described here for the first time in an integrated and comprehensive form. A particular feature is Giddens's concern to connect abstract problems of theory to an interpretation of the nature of empirical method in the social sciences. In presenting his own i
New rules of sociological method : a positive critique of interpretative sociologies by Anthony Giddens( Book )

75 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition of a standard work--used as a text throughout the world--has been thoroughly re-edited and revised. In it Giddens tells how he believes social theory should be constructed and conducted and offers a critique of schools of social thought that continues to occupy a place in contemporary debates. -- Product Description
Modernity and self-identity : self and society in the late modern age by Anthony Giddens( Book )

77 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: This major study develops a new account of modernity and its relation to the self. Building upon the ideas set out in The Consequences of Modernity, Giddens argues that 'high' or 'late' modernity is a post-traditional order characterized by a developed institutional reflexivity. In the current period, the globalizing tendencies of modern institutions are accompanied by a transformation of day-to-day social life having profound implications for personal activities. The self becomes a 'reflexive project', sustained through a revisable narrative of self-identity. The reflexive project of the self, the author seeks to show, is a form of control or mastery which parallels the overall orientation of modern institutions towards 'colonising the future'. Yet it also helps promote tendencies which place that orientation radically in question - and which provide the substance of a new political agenda for late modernity
Social theory and modern sociology by Anthony Giddens( Book )

48 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Anthony Giddens addresses a range of issues concerning current developments in social theory, relating them to the prospects for sociology in the closing decades of the twentieth century.Composed of closely integrated papers, all written over the past few years, the book includes seven essays not previously published, plus two have not appeared in English before. In assessing the likely future evolution of sociology in particular, and the social sciences in general, the author both draws upon ideas established in his more abstract theoretical writings and ex
The politics of climate change by Anthony Giddens( Book )

46 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A landmark study in the struggle to contain climate change, the greatest challenge of our era. I urge everyone to read it." Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States of America Since it first appeared, this book has achieved a classic status. Reprinted many times since its publication, it remains the only work that looks in detail at the political issues posed by global warming. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and provides a state-of-the-art discussion of the most formidable challenge humanity faces this century
The transformation of intimacy : sexuality, love, and eroticism in modern societies by Anthony Giddens( Book )

79 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sexual revolution: an evocative term, but what meaning can be given to it today? How does 'sexuality' come into being and what connections does it have with the changes that have affected personal life on a more general plane? In answering these questions, Anthony Giddens disputes many of the dominant interpretations of the role of sexuality in modern culture. The emergence of what the author calls plastic sexuality - sexuality freed from its intrinsic relation to reproduction - is analysed in terms of the long-term development of the modern social order and social influences of the last few decades. Giddens argues that the transformation of intimacy, in which women have played the major part, holds out the possibility of a radical democratization of the personal sphere." "This book will appeal to a large general audience as well as being essential reading for students and professionals."--Jacket
Central problems in social theory : action, structure, and contradiction in social analysis by Anthony Giddens( Book )

60 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book, which can be described as a "non-functionalist manifesto," breaks with the three main theoretical traditions in the social sciences today while retaining the significant contributions each contains. In so doing Giddens discusses a range of fundamental problem areas in the social sciences: power and domination, conflict and contradiction, and social transformation. He concludes with an overall appraisal of the key problems in social theory today
Introduction to sociology by Anthony Giddens( Book )

65 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A basic introductory text built around the following central themes - the changing world, the globalization of social life, life in other societies, history and gender Students are given the necessary foundations to understand the changing world around them
Sociology, a brief but critical introduction by Anthony Giddens( Book )

61 editions published between 1900 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductory text
Classes, power, and conflict : classical and contemporary debates by Anthony Giddens( Book )

48 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years a remarkable range of new work dealing with class inequalities the division of labour, and the state has been produced by scholars in sociology, economics, political science and history. Generally influenced by Marxist theory but often also involving critques of established Marxist views, this work has until now been reflected in course texts. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to current debates and connects them to their classical sources - Marx, Lenin and Weber. It includes selections from the work of Nicos Poulantzas, Erik Olin Wright, R.W. Connell, Harry Braveman, Frank Parkin, Maurice Zeitlin, Goran Therborn, Claus Offe and Volker Ronge, Boris Frankel, Stephen A. Marglin. E.P. Thompson, David Stark, Jill Rubery, David Lockwood, Michael Mann, Nicholas Abercrombie and Bryan S. Turner, Elizabeth Garnsey, Heidi Hartmann, Jane Humphries, Robert Blauner, David Harvey, Alec Nove, and Murray Yanowitch."--BOOK COVER
Beyond left and right : the future of radical politics by Anthony Giddens( Book )

41 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How should one understand the nature and possibilities of political radicalism today? The political radical is normally thought of as someone who stands on the left, opposing backward-looking conservatism. In the present day, however, the left has turned defensive, while the right has become radical, advocating the free play of market forces no matter what obstacles of tradition or custom stand in their way. What explains such a curious twist of perspective? In answering this question Giddens develops a new framework for radical politics, drawing freely on what he calls ""philosophic conserva
Politics, sociology and social theory : encounters with classical and contemporary social thought by Anthony Giddens( Book )

31 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is built upon a series of critical encounters with major figures in classical and present-day social and political thought. The volume offers not only a challenging critique of major traditions of social and political analysis, but unique insights into the ideas which Anthony Giddens has developed over the past two decades. The volume includes discussions of politics and sociology in the thought of Max Weber, together with analyses of Durkheim's political sociology and his interpretation of individualism and solidarity in modern societies. Various more contemporary figures are also subjected to critical dissection and appraisal, most notably Habermas, Foucault, Marcuse, Garfinkel and Popper
 
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Capitalism and modern social theory : an analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber
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The consequences of modernitySelected writingsCapitalism and modern social theory : an analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max WeberThe third way : the renewal of social democracyRunaway world : how globalization is reshaping our livesThe third way and its criticsThe constitution of society : outline of the theory of structurationNew rules of sociological method : a positive critique of interpretative sociologies
Alternative Names
Anthony Giddens

Anthony Giddens 1938-

Anthony Giddens, Baron Giddens British sociologist

Anthony Giddens britischer Soziologe, Direktor der London School of Economics and Political Science

Anthony Giddens britisk politiker

Anthony Giddens Brits politicus

Anthony Giddens britský sociolog

Anthony Giddens brittisk politiker

Anthony Giddens brytyjski socjolog

Anthony Giddens sociòleg britànic

Anthony Giddens sociolog britanik

Anthony Giddens sociólogo británico

Anthony Giddens sociologo e politologo britannico

Anthony Giddens sociologue britannique

Anthony Giddens Suurbritannia sotsioloog

Giddenas A.

Giddends, Anthony 1938-

Giddens, A.

Giddens Anthony

Giddens, Antony

Giddens Antony 1938-....

Giddens, Ėntoni

Gidens, Entoni

Gidens, Entonijs 1938-

Gidensu, Ansonī 1938-

Gīdinz, Āntūnī 1938-

Gidnes, Antoni

Jidengsi

Άντονι Γκίντενς Βρετανός κοινωνιολόγος

Гидденс Энтони

Гидденс, Энтони 1938-

Ентони Гиденс

Ентоні Ґіденс

Энтони Гидденс

Энтони Гиденс

אנתוני גידנס

אנתוני גידנס סוציולוג בריטי

גידנס, אנטוני

גידנס, אנתוני

أنتوني جيدنز، 1938-

أنتوني غدنز

أنتوني غيدنز

أنتوني غيدنز عالم اجتماع بريطاني

آنتونی قیدنز

آنتونی گیدنز سیاست‌مدار بریتانیایی

جدنز، أنطوني، 1938-

غدنز، أنتوني، 1938-

ئانتهۆنی گددەنس

기든스, A 1938-

기든스, 안소니 1938-

기든스, 안쏘니 1938-

기든스, 안토니 1938-

기든스, 앤서니 1938-

기든스, 앤소니 1938-

기든스, 앤쏘니 1938-

기든스, 앤터니 1938-

기든즈, 앤터니 1938-

기딘스, A 1938-

기딘스, 안소니 1938-

기딘스, 안토니 1938-

길등사, 안동니 1938-

앤서니 기든스

지덩쓰, 안둥니 1938-

アンソニー・ギデンズ

ギデンズ, A.

ギデンズ, アンソニー

ギデンズ, アンソニ- 1938-

ギデンス, アントニー

吉登斯, 安东尼

安东尼·吉登斯

安東尼·紀登斯

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English (1,306)

Spanish (147)

Turkish (44)

Chinese (27)

German (21)

French (13)

Italian (13)

Japanese (10)

Korean (8)

Portuguese (4)

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