Anthony Giddens and modern social theory [electronic resource] /Kenneth H. Tucker, Jr.
By: Tucker, Kenneth H.Material type: BookPublisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 1998Description: 1 online resource (224 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780857022875 (electronic bk.); 0857022873 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Sociology -- Philosophy | Giddens, Anthony | Social sciences -- Philosophy | Sociology -- Methodology | Giddens, Anthony | Sociologie -- Philosophie | Sciences sociales -- Philosophie | Sociologie -- M�ethodologie | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Regional Studies | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General | Giddens, Anthony, 1938- | Sociolog�ia -- Filosof�ia | Structuratietheorie | Modernisme (cultuur) | Giddens, Anthony | Soziologische Theorie | Giddens, AnthonyGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 301/.01 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references and index.
pt. 1. The reconstruction of social theory -- pt. 2. Social change and modernity.
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 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 diffe.
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