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The Giddens Reader

  • Editors
  • Philip Cassell
Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Philip Cassell
    Pages 1-37
  3. Philip Cassell
    Pages 38-87
  4. Philip Cassell
    Pages 88-175
  5. Philip Cassell
    Pages 176-211
  6. Philip Cassell
    Pages 212-283
  7. Philip Cassell
    Pages 284-316
  8. Philip Cassell
    Pages 317-342
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 343-356

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Anthony Giddens critical theory identity Karl Marx Marx Max Weber Michel Foucault Nation nature politics realism social theory sociology trust utopia

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