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The constitution of society : outline of the theory of structuration / Anthony Giddens

Main Author Giddens, Anthony Country Reino Unido. Publication Cambridge : Polity Press, cop. 1984 Description XXXVII, 402 p. ; 23 cm ISBN 0-7456-0007-7 CDU 301
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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 ideas, Giddens mounts a critical attack on some of the more orthodox sociological views. The Constitution of Society is an invaluable reference book for all those concerned with the basic issues in contemporary social theory.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1 Elements of the Theory of Structuration
  • 2 Consciousness, Self and Social Encounters
  • 3 Time, Space and Regionalization
  • 4 Structure, System, Social Reproduction
  • 5 Change, Evolution and Power
  • 6 Structuration Theory, Empirical Research and Social Critique
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Anthony Giddens, a British sociologist, was educated at Hull, the London School of Economics, and Cambridge, and is a fellow of King's College, Cambridge. His interests have been varied, but they tend to focus on questions related to the macro-order. Much of his theoretical writing deals with stratification, class, and modernity. Although he has concentrated on dynamic issues of social structure, he has also examined how social psychological concerns are part of this broader order of human relations.

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