The Constitution of Society: Outline of the Theory of Structuration

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University of California Press, Mar 25, 1986 - Social Science - 402 pages
"It is likely that this book will be regarded as the most important piece of grand sociological theory in English of the past decade."—Mark Poster, University of California

"This book will take its place alongside such major statements of sociological theory as those of Parsons and Habermas. Anyone interested int eh state of the social sciences today, the character of social theory or the relevance of philosophy to social theory will now find it essential to grapple with Giddens's bold and incisive book."—Richard Bernstein, Haverford College, USA

"Anthony Giddens's new book is the fullest presentation yet of his theoretical views . . . . it has the lean, sparse, utterly serious, craftsmanlike qualities we have learned to expect from its author and which make it a real pleasure to read."—Dennis Wrong, Times Higher Education Supplement
 

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Contents

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II
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IV
5
V
14
VI
16
VII
25
VIII
28
IX
34
XXXIII
169
XXXIV
174
XXXV
179
XXXVI
180
XXXVII
185
XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XL
207

X
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XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
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XVIII
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XIX
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XX
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XXI
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XXIII
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XXIV
119
XXV
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XXVI
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XXVII
130
XXVIII
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XLI
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XLIII
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XLIV
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XLV
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XLVI
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XLVII
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XLVIII
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XLIX
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LI
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LII
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LIII
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LIV
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LV
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LVI
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LVII
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LVIII
334
LIX
343
LX
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LXI
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About the author (1986)

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.

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