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  • Author:
    Anthony Giddens
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In 2007, Giddens was listed as the fifth most-referenced author of books in the humanities.

Anthony Giddens, Baron Giddens (born 18 January 1938) is a British sociologist who is renowned for his theory of structuration and his holistic view of modern societies. In 2007, Giddens was listed as the fifth most-referenced author of books in the humanities. Three notable stages can be identified in his academic life.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Anthony Giddens has been in the forefront of developments in social theory for the past decade. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Central Problems in Social Theory: Action, structure and contradiction in social analysis. 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.

Giddens, Anthony 1994. The unintended consequences of action are of central importance to social theory in so far as they are systematically incorporated within the process of reproduction of institutions

Giddens, Anthony 1994. Central Problems in Social Theory: Action, Structure nad Contradiction in Social Analysis. Berkeley; Los Angeles: University of California Press. The unintended consequences of action are of central importance to social theory in so far as they are systematically incorporated within the process of reproduction of institutions. the unintended consequences of conduct relate directly to its unacknowledged conditions as specified by a theory of motivation. For in so far as such unintended consequences are involved in social reproduction, they become conditions of action also.

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Contemporary social theory. My object in the remainder of the book is to develop a theoretical 2 Central Problems in Social Theory. This series aims to create a forum for debate between different. theoretical and philosophical traditions in the social sciences. As well as covering broad schools of thought, the series will also concentrate upon the work of particular thinkers whose ideas have had a major impact on social science (these books appear under the sub-series title of 'Theoretical Traditions in the Social Sciences'). position which, although informed by ideas drawn from each of. these three approaches, differs from all of them.

Action, structure and contradiction in social analysis. Part of the Contemporary Social Theory book series. Chapters Table of contents (8 chapters). About About this book. Pages 1-8. Structuralism and the Theory of the Subject. Institutions, Reproduction, Socialisation. Contradiction, Power, Historical Materialism.

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In this new and brilliantly organized book of essays, Anthony Giddens discusses three main theoretical traditions in social science that cut across the division between Marxist and non-Marxist sociology: interpretive sociology, functionalism, and structuralism.Beginning with a critical examination of the importance of structuralism for contemporary sociology, the author develops a comprehensive account of what he calls "the theory of structuration." One of the main themes is that social theory must recognize, as it has not done hitherto, that all social actors are knowledgeable about the social systems they produce and reproduce in their conduct. In order to grasp the significance of this, he argues, we have to reconsider some of the most basic concepts in sociology.In particular, Giddens argues, it is essential to recognize the significance of time-space relations in social theory. He rejects the distinction between synchrony and diachrony, or statics and dynamics, involved in both structuralism and functionalism, and offers extensive critical commentary on the latter as an approach to sociology.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.

Anen
Giddens concepts in Structuration Theory have formed the backbone of my PhD research into Enterprise Systems, with this book being the doorway. Structuration Theory is not for the fainthearted and it took me a number of years to get my head fully into the concepts. I think part of the problem with understanding Structuration Theory is that most academics in this field simply get too grandiloquent when discussing the topic. My tip is to read this book, and be prepared to underline, notate, and dog ear pages on what you find as the key concepts. By the end of my thesis writing, my copy of this book had become a constant battered and battle-scarred companion. Highly recommended.
Xangeo
I started in the middle in my reading of Giddens - so this early work was instructive.
JOGETIME
I recently revisited this book, which I had read long ago and was my first real introduction to arguments in contemporary social theory. I later read 'The Constitution of Society,'which is where one should go for Giddens's full statement of 'structuration theory,' but I'm especially fond of this work, which really is a collection of articles treating different concepts (power, structure, domination, contradiction, conflict, etc.). Giddens discusses a vast range of authors in an attempt to synthesize them into a coherent framework of social theory; sometimes, I think he indulges in displaying his erudition, but I think overall it's invigorating to see so many different figures brought into a synoptic vision. I don't think the synthesis always works - structuration theory impressed me less and less after thinking about it over the years - but this book felt like a series of fascinating puzzles that motivated me to read further into rather than turn away from sociology and social theory.
Gozragore
It seems unneccessarily complicated riddle to solve to us, sociologists. actually Giddens's writing style in this title is not that easy to grasp judging from sociological convention. and worse he cited too many names like Saussure, Hegel, Levi-Strauss, Heidegger, Husserl and even Derrida and Wittgenstein! those that makes readers wandering around jargons from philosophy. because this book stem from the controversial atmosphere of 70s when French Structuralism prevailed over intellectural map. Giddens wanted to conter their assertions. we can see he was right at 80s when structurism collapsed into trendy postmodernist jargons. Anyway I recommend to read this title if u read 'The Constitution of Society'. which title is not that hostile to reader like this title. but something lacks on it. You can find what miss in later masterpiece. This title is somewhat earlier endeavor to clarify his theory of structuration. so thorems were not that clearly founded. it makes it the way to hostility to readers but sometimes this kind of imperfection is more valuable to portray one's image of theory.
Kuve
Giddens' approach to theory takes functional-structuralism and gives it a diachronic facelift. One of the greatest flaws in structuralism (sorry LS) is that it does not address problems related to social change in context of time and place. Giddens' attempts to do this, albeit with a few flaws, but all in all is a sound theoretical base from which to pull from when creating models.

Kind of repetitive at times, considering it is a collection of articles rather than one manuscript.