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The Giddens Reader - Philip Cassell

The Giddens Reader

By: Philip Cassell (Editor)

Paperback Published: 10th August 1993
ISBN: 9780333587416
Number Of Pages: 368

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The Giddens Reader contains a comprehensive selection of readings from the works of the pre-eminent social theorist Anthony Giddens. A wide range of important theoretical issues are covered, including the author's encounter with the writings of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Parsons and Foucault. The 'Reader' also presents elaborations of Giddens' own innovative approach to the fundamental questions of social theory. His views on power, time-space and the relationship between action and structure are well represented, as are his highly illuminating analyses of the 'late modern age'. The readings are prefaced by a straightforward introduction by the editor.

Acknowledgements - Abbreviations - Introduction - PART 1 ENCOUNTERS WITH THE CLASSICAL TRADITIONS - Critical Interpretations of Marx - The Political Context of Max Weber's Sociology - Durkheim's Political Sociology - Marx, Weber and Capitalism - PART 2 PROBLEMS OF ACTION AND STRUCTURE - Social Theory and the Question of Action - The Production and Reproduction of Social Life - The Concept of Structure - Structure, Action, Reproduction - Lay Knowledge and Technical Concepts - Structural Theory and Empirical Research - PART 3 TIME, AND SPACE - Time-Space, Structure, System - Time-Space Distanciation - Analysing Social Change - The Production of Everyday Life - PART 4 DOMINATION AND POWER - Parsons on Power - Critique of Foucault - Class Structuration - Class and Power - Administrative Power and the Nation-State - The Nation-State and Military Power - PART 5 THE NATURE OF MODERNITY - A 'Discontinuist' Approach - Dynamic Tendencies of Modernity - Trust and Risk in Social Life - Modernity and Self-Identity - Love and Sexuality - PART 6 CRITICAL THEORY - Max Weber on Facts and Values - Critical Theory Without Guarantees - Utopian Realism - Emancipatory and Life Politics - Selected Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333587416
ISBN-10: 0333587413
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 10th August 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.9  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 10