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Anthony Giddens and Modern Social Theory by Kenneth Tucker
  

Anthony Giddens and Modern Social Theory

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Anthony Giddens and Modern Social Theory by Kenneth Tucker

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 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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Publication date

2nd October 1998

Author

Kenneth Tucker

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Ltd

Format

Hardback
240 pages

Categories

Sociology & anthropology
Cultural studies

ISBN

9780803975507

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