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Giddens, Anthony

Works: 841 works in 4,121 publications in 10 languages and 62,908 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Textbooks  Bibliography  Biography  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other, Creator, Honoree, wpr, Compiler, Originator, Dedicatee, 070, edc
Classifications: HM24, 301
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Sociology by Anthony Giddens( Book )

174 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition contains much new material. All the empirical materials have been brought up to date. There are new sections, covering issues ranging from ethnic struggles and changes in class structure through to eating disorders and the expanding impact of information technology
Selected writings by Émile Durkheim( Book )

40 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 1,988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the only collection of Durkheim's writings to draw upon the whole body of his work. Many of the texts in the book are here translated for the first time. Dr. Giddens takes his selections from a wide variety of sources and includes a number of items from untranslated writings in the Revue Philosophique, Année Sociologique and from L'évolution pedagogue en France. Selections from previously translated writings have been checked against the originals and amended or re-translated where necessary. Dr. Giddens arranges his selections thematically rather than chronologically. However, extracts from all phases of Durkheim's intellectual career are represented, giving the date of their first publication, which makes the evolution of his thought easily traceable. In his introduction Dr. Giddens discusses phases in the interpretation of Durkheim's thought, as well as the main themes in his work, with an analysis of the effects of his thinking on modern sociology. The book is for students at any level taking courses in sociology, social anthropology and social theory, for whom Durkheim is one of the major writers studied
Capitalism and modern social theory : an analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber by Anthony Giddens( Book )

89 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a new analysis of the works of the three authors who have contributed most to establishing the basic framework of contemporary sociology. Recent scholarship has illuminated important aspects of the ideas of Marx, Durkheim and Weber, but has also given rise to a variety of divergent interpretations of their writings. One of the main objectives of Capitalism and Modern Social Theory is to dispel some of the obscurities and misunderstandings which have resulted. The first three sections of the book, based on close textual examination of the original sources, contain separate treatments of each writer. Mr. Giddens is particularly concerned to demonstrate the internal coherence of their respective contributions to social theory. The concluding part of the book discusses the principal ways in which Marx's standpoint can be compared and contrasted with the other two authors, showing that some of the conventional views on this matter are misconceived
The third way : the renewal of social democracy by Anthony Giddens( Book )

64 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The idea of finding a 'third way' in politics has been widely discussed - not only in the UK but in the US, Continental Europe and Latin America. But what is the third way? Supporters of the notion haven't been able to agree and critics deny the possibility altogether. Anthony Giddens shows that developing a third way is not only a possibility but a necessity in modern politics. The third way represents the renewal of social democracy in a world where the views of the old left have become obsolete, while those of the new right are inadequate and contradictory. A new social democratic agenda is emerging that is integrated, robust, and wide-ranging. It is an agenda that can rekindle political idealism."--Publisher supplied
Runaway world : how globalization is reshaping our lives by Anthony Giddens( Book )

61 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Runaway World, leading social commentator Anthony Giddens shows how globalization impacts every human on earth. Giddens examines the global marketplace, but goes beyond a conventional economic approach to look at more universal issues like family, risk, tradition, and democracy. Runaway World describes how changing currents in the international seas of finance are destabilizing countries, and how most people (and their governments) aren't prepared to deal with an ever-accelerating capitalism and Americanization of culture. Giddens finds the changes largely positive - liberating women, spreading democracy, and creating new wealth - but acknowledges the hazards of so much money crossing so many borders and distant cultures colliding."--Jacket
The constitution of society : outline of the theory of structuration by Anthony Giddens( Book )

99 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uiteenzetting van de zgn. structuratietheorie, een nieuwe ontwikkeling binnen de sociologie
The third way and its critics by Anthony Giddens( )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of finding a "third way" in politics has become a focus of discussion across the world. Political leaders, in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America claim to be following its principles. Yet the notion has also attracted much criticism. Some say it is an empty concept without any real content. Critics from the more traditional left argue that it is a betrayal of left-wing ideals. Anthony Giddens's "The Third Way" (Polity Press, 1998) is regarded by many as the key text of third way politics. Translated into 25 languages, it has shaped the development of the third way. In this book, Giddens responds to the critics, and further develops the ideas set out in his earlier volume. Far from being unable to deal with inequalities of wealth and power, he shows, third way politics offers the only feasible approach to these issues
The class structure of the advanced societies by Anthony Giddens( Book )

84 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The consequences of modernity by Anthony Giddens( Book )

89 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We do not as yet, the author argues, live in a post-modern world. The distinctive characteristics of our major social institutions in the closing years of the twentieth century suggest that, rather than entering into a period of post-modernity, we are moving into a period of?high modernity? in which the consequences of modernity are becoming more radicalized and universalized than before. A post-modern social universe may eventualy come into being, but this as yet lies on the other side of the forms of social and cultural organization that currently dominate world history
New rules of sociological method : a positive critique of interpretative sociologies by Anthony Giddens( Book )

80 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition of a standard work--used as a text throughout the world--has been thoroughly re-edited and revised. In it Giddens tells how he believes social theory should be constructed and conducted and offers a critique of schools of social thought that continues to occupy a place in contemporary debates. -- Product Description
Modernity and self-identity : self and society in the late modern age by Anthony Giddens( Book )

86 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: This major study develops a new account of modernity and its relation to the self. Building upon the ideas set out in The Consequences of Modernity, Giddens argues that 'high' or 'late' modernity is a post-traditional order characterized by a developed institutional reflexivity. In the current period, the globalizing tendencies of modern institutions are accompanied by a transformation of day-to-day social life having profound implications for personal activities. The self becomes a 'reflexive project', sustained through a revisable narrative of self-identity. The reflexive project of the self, the author seeks to show, is a form of control or mastery which parallels the overall orientation of modern institutions towards 'colonising the future'. Yet it also helps promote tendencies which place that orientation radically in question - and which provide the substance of a new political agenda for late modernity
Social theory and modern sociology by Anthony Giddens( Book )

53 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author 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
The transformation of intimacy : sexuality, love, and eroticism in modern societies by Anthony Giddens( Book )

82 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sexual revolution: an evocative term, but what meaning can be given to it today? How does 'sexuality' come into being and what connections does it have with the changes that have affected personal life on a more general plane? In answering these questions, Anthony Giddens disputes many of the dominant interpretations of the role of sexuality in modern culture. The emergence of what the author calls plastic sexuality - sexuality freed from its intrinsic relation to reproduction - is analysed in terms of the long-term development of the modern social order and social influences of the last few decades. Giddens argues that the transformation of intimacy, in which women have played the major part, holds out the possibility of a radical democratization of the personal sphere." "This book will appeal to a large general audience as well as being essential reading for students and professionals."--Jacket
The politics of climate change by Anthony Giddens( Book )

39 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A landmark study in the struggle to contain climate change, the greatest challenge of our era. I urge everyone to read it." Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States of America Since it first appeared, this book has achieved a classic status. Reprinted many times since its publication, it remains the only work that looks in detail at the political issues posed by global warming. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and provides a state-of-the-art discussion of the most formidable challenge humanity faces this century
Central problems in social theory : action, structure, and contradiction in social analysis by Anthony Giddens( Book )

64 editions published between 1979 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book, which can be described as a "non-functionalist manifesto," breaks with the three main theoretical traditions in the social sciences today while retaining the significant contributions each contains. In so doing Giddens discusses a range of fundamental problem areas in the social sciences: power and domination, conflict and contradiction, and social transformation. He concludes with an overall appraisal of the key problems in social theory today
Introduction to sociology by Anthony Giddens( Book )

69 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A basic introductory text built around the following central themes - the changing world, the globalization of social life, life in other societies, history and gender Students are given the necessary foundations to understand the changing world around them
Sociology, a brief but critical introduction by Anthony Giddens( Book )

64 editions published between 1900 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductory text
Classes, power, and conflict : classical and contemporary debates by Anthony Giddens( Book )

49 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years a remarkable range of new work dealing with class inequalities the division of labour, and the state has been produced by scholars in sociology, economics, political science and history. Generally influenced by Marxist theory but often also involving critques of established Marxist views, this work has until now been reflected in course texts. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to current debates and connects them to their classical sources - Marx, Lenin and Weber. It includes selections from the work of Nicos Poulantzas, Erik Olin Wright, R.W. Connell, Harry Braveman, Frank Parkin, Maurice Zeitlin, Goran Therborn, Claus Offe and Volker Ronge, Boris Frankel, Stephen A. Marglin. E.P. Thompson, David Stark, Jill Rubery, David Lockwood, Michael Mann, Nicholas Abercrombie and Bryan S. Turner, Elizabeth Garnsey, Heidi Hartmann, Jane Humphries, Robert Blauner, David Harvey, Alec Nove, and Murray Yanowitch."--BOOK COVER
Beyond left and right : the future of radical politics by Anthony Giddens( Book )

55 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How should one understand the nature and possibilities of political radicalism today? The political radical is normally thought of as someone who stands on the left, opposing backward-looking conservatism. In the present day, however, the left has turned defensive, while the right has become radical, advocating the free play of market forces no matter what obstacles of tradition or custom stand in their way. What explains such a curious twist of perspective? In answering this question, Giddens develops a new framework for radical politics, drawing on what he calls "philosophic conservatism," but applying this outlook in the service of values normally associated with the left. The ecological crisis is at the core of this analysis, but is understood by Giddens in an unconventional way - as a response to a world in which modernity has run up against its limits as a social and moral order. The end of nature, as an entity existing independently of human intervention, and the end of tradition, combined with the impact of globalization, are the forces which now have to be confronted, made use of and coped with. This book provides a powerful interpretation of the rise of fundamentalism, of democracy, the persistence of gender divisions and the question of a normative political theory of violence. It will be essential reading for anyone seeking a novel approach to the political challenges we face at the turn of the twenty-first century
Social theory today by Anthony Giddens( Book )

32 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social theory has undergone dramatic changes over the past 15 years. The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive survey of those changes, and an authoritative statement on current trends of development in social thought
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Capitalism and modern social theory : an analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber
Selected writingsCapitalism and modern social theory : an analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max WeberThe third way : the renewal of social democracyRunaway world : how globalization is reshaping our livesThe constitution of society : outline of the theory of structurationThe third way and its criticsThe consequences of modernityNew rules of sociological method : a positive critique of interpretative sociologies
Alternative Names
Anthony Giddens

Anthony Giddens 1938-

Anthony Giddens, Baron Giddens British sociologist

Anthony Giddens britischer Soziologe, Direktor der London School of Economics and Political Science

Anthony Giddens britisk politiker

Anthony Giddens Brits politicus

Anthony Giddens Brits socioloog en politicus

Anthony Giddens britský sociolog

Anthony Giddens brittisk politiker

Anthony Giddens brytyjski socjolog

Anthony Giddens sociòleg britànic

Anthony Giddens sociolog britanik

Anthony Giddens sociólogo británico

Anthony Giddens sociologo e politologo britannico

Anthony Giddens sociologue britannique

Anthony Giddens Suurbritannia sotsioloog

Giddenas A.

Giddends, Anthony 1938-

Giddens, A.

Giddens Anthony

Giddens, Antony

Giddens Antony 1938-....

Giddens, Ėntoni

Gidens, Entoni

Gidens, Entonijs 1938-

Gidensu, Ansonī 1938-

Gīdinz, Āntūnī 1938-

Gidnes, Antoni


Άντονι Γκίντενς Βρετανός κοινωνιολόγος

Гидденс Энтони

Гидденс, Энтони 1938-

Ентони Гиденс

Ентоні Ґіденс

Энтони Гидденс

Энтони Гиденс

אנתוני גידנס

אנתוני גידנס סוציולוג בריטי

גידנס, אנטוני

גידנס, אנתוני

أنتوني جيدنز، 1938-

أنتوني غدنز

أنتوني غيدنز

أنتوني غيدنز عالم اجتماع بريطاني

آنتونی قیدنز

آنتونی گیدنز جامعه شناس بریتانیایی

آنتونی گیدنز سیاست‌مدار بریتانیایی

جدنز، أنطوني، 1938-

غدنز، أنتوني، 1938-

ئانتهۆنی گددەنس

기든스, A 1938-

기든스, 안소니 1938-

기든스, 안쏘니 1938-

기든스, 안토니 1938-

기든스, 앤서니 1938-

기든스, 앤소니 1938-

기든스, 앤쏘니 1938-

기든스, 앤터니 1938-

기든즈, 앤터니 1938-

기딘스, A 1938-

기딘스, 안소니 1938-

기딘스, 안토니 1938-

길등사, 안동니 1938-

앤서니 기든스

지덩쓰, 안둥니 1938-


ギデンズ, A.

ギデンズ, アンソニー

ギデンズ, アンソニ- 1938-

ギデンス, アントニー

吉登斯, 安东尼



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