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Anthony Giddens. An Introduction to a Social Theorist. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5225089
  • Book
  • June 2000
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Anthony Giddens is one of the world's most prominent and prolific sociologists, and yet he is also a difficult study for the beginning student of sociology. This is the first introduction to the work of Giddens, including the major part of his sociological and social theoretical project. The author traces Giddens' development from the late sixties to the nineties in a straightforward, readable style, covering all parts of Giddens's sociology in a well-arranged summary. Also featured is a lengthy interview with Giddens by the author, and the most comprehensive Giddens bibliography to date.
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Preface.

Introduction.

1. Anthony Giddens, the Positive Critic: the Dialogue with Classical and Modern Sociology.

2 Giddens as Constructor: the Theory of Structuration as a Response to the Dualism of Social Theory.

3 The Theory of Structuration.

4 Giddens's Theory of the State: the Nation-state and War.

5 The Analysis of Modernity: Globalization, the Transformation of Intimacy, and the Post-traditional Society.

6 Giddens and Politics: toward Positive Welfare, Generative Politics, and the Radical Center.

7 The Post-traditional Society and Radical Politics: an Interview with Anthony Giddens.

8 Giddens's Social and Political Theory: Some Critical Viewpoints.

Epilogue.

Bibliography.

Index.

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Lars Bo Kaspersen
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