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Structuration Theory : Traditions in Social Theory - Rob Stones

Structuration Theory

Traditions in Social Theory

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2005
ISBN: 9780333793770
Number Of Pages: 240

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This important text argues for a "strong" notion of structuration theory in contrast to the seminal but more abstract and relatively under-developed project represented by Anthony Giddens's writings. It is argued that the distinctive power of structuration theory lies in its potential to critically investigate a specific range of "in situ" questions. "Structuration Theory" produces a synthesis that draws on Giddens's work, on other versions of the structuration problematic, and on key empirical uses of the approach. The final chapters make use of extended case examples to illustrate the critical power of strong structuration.

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'Social scientists have long needed a book that constructively revises and extends Anthony Giddens' structuration theory in response to the criticisms and uses it has generated across the world since its articulation between 1976 and 1984. In providing exactly that, Rob Stones has achieved something of exceptional significance while writing with great clarity and engaging style' - Professor Chris Bryant, Salford University, UK

Introduction: Structuration Theory
Giddens's Structuration Theory and its Influences
Critics of Structuration: Friends or Foes?
Strong Structuration 1: Ontology Strong
Structuration 2: The Research Focus and the Wider Picture
Two Empirical Case Studies in Structuration: Ewa Morawska's Insecure Prosperity and Henrik Ibsen's A Dolls House
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780333793770
ISBN-10: 0333793773
Series: Traditions in Social Theory
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st May 2005
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 15.9  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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