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Social Theory and Modern Sociology

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ISBN-10: 0745603629

ISBN-13: 9780745603629

Edition: 1987

Authors: Anthony Giddens

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In this book Anthony Giddens addresses a range of issues concerning current developments in social theory, relating them to the prospects for sociology in the closing decades of the twentieth century.Composed of closely integrated papers, all written over the past few years, the book includes seven essays not previously published, plus two have not appeared in English before.In assessing the likely future evolution of sociology in particular, and the social sciences in general, the author both draws upon ideas established in his more abstract theoretical writings and examines critically competing traditions of thought.Those looking for an accessible introduction to Gidden's writing will…    
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 1/8/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 310
Size: 6.02" wide x 9.01" long x 0.93" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Anthony Giddens, a British sociologist, was educated at Hull, the London School of Economics, and Cambridge, and is a fellow of King's College, Cambridge. His interests have been varied, but they tend to focus on questions related to the macro-order. Much of his theoretical writing deals with stratification, class, and modernity. Although he has concentrated on dynamic issues of social structure, he has also examined how social psychological concerns are part of this broader order of human relations.

Preface
What Do Sociologists Do?
Nine Theses on the Future of Sociology
The Social Sciences and Philosophy - Trends in Recent Social Theory
Structuralism, Post-Structuralism and the Production of Culture
Erving Goffman as a Systematic Social Theorist
Time and Social Organization
Nation-States and Violence
Social Theory and Problems of Macroeconomics
Out of the Orrery: E.P.Thompson on Consciousness and History
Reason Without Revolution? Heberman's Theory of Communicative Action
Alvin Gouldner and the Intellenctuals
The Perils of Punditry: Gorz and the End of the Working Class
Index