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The Resource Social theory of modern societies : Anthony Giddens and his critics, edited by David Held and John B. Thompson, (electronic resource)

Social theory of modern societies : Anthony Giddens and his critics, edited by David Held and John B. Thompson, (electronic resource)

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Social theory of modern societies : Anthony Giddens and his critics
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Social theory of modern societies
Title remainder
Anthony Giddens and his critics
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edited by David Held and John B. Thompson
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eng
Summary
This book offers a comprehensive appraisal of the work of Anthony Giddens, who is known worldwide as one of the leading figures in social theory and the social sciences. During the last decade Giddens has published a series of substantial volumes which have defined a distinctive and original theoretical approach. The twin focal points of his approach are the 'theory of structuration' and the analysis of 'modernity'. Giddens's writings on these and related themes are widely recognized as among the most important contributions to theoretical debate in the social sciences. Social Theory of Modern Societies is the first volume to provide a systematic and critical assessment of Giddens's contributions. The volume includes eleven critical essays - all of which were specially commissioned for this volume - by authors who are well known in their own fields: Zygmunt Bauman, Richard J. Bernstein, Derek Gregory, Nicky Gregson, David Held, Bob Jessop, Linda Murgatroyd, Peter Saunders, Martin Shaw, John B. Thompson and Erik Olin Wright. In a long concluding chapter, Anthony Giddens responds to the criticisms raised by these and other authors, clarifying and elaborating his current views. The result is a unique and engaging book which gives both a critical evaluation of Giddens's work and a guide to some of the theoretical issues which are at the forefront of the social sciences today. It will be of interest to students and academics in sociology, politics and geography, and to students in the social sciences and humanities generally.--
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  • Held, David
  • Thompson, John B.
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  • Giddens, Anthony
  • Sociology
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Social theory of modern societies : Anthony Giddens and his critics, edited by David Held and John B. Thompson, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511557699
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online resource
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11 critical essays with a concluding chapter by Anthony Giddens
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CR9780511557699
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unknown
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1 online resource (viii, 311 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780511557699
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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(OCoLC)726826429
Label
Social theory of modern societies : Anthony Giddens and his critics, edited by David Held and John B. Thompson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511557699
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
11 critical essays with a concluding chapter by Anthony Giddens
Control code
CR9780511557699
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 311 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511557699
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726826429

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