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    DescriptionAnthony 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 development of his brandmark 'structuration theory'. The book is the most complete and thorough assessment of Giddens' work currently available. It incorporates insights from many different perspectives into his theory of structuration, his work on the formation of cultural identities and the fate of the nation-state. This far-reaching work also touches on issues such as the transformation of modern intimacy and sexuality, and the fate of politics in late modern society.


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    Title
    Anthony Giddens and Modern Social Theory
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kenneth Tucker
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780803975507
    ISBN 10: 0803975503
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 750
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JH
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    DC21: 301.092
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17530
    B&T Approval Code: A31120000, A31140000
    DC22: 301.01
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    DC22: 301/.01
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: HM585 .T83 1998
    Sage Categories:
    Illustrations note
    bibliography, index
    Publisher
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Publication date
    27 January 1999
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Table of 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