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Giddens, Anthony

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Works: 615 works in 2,843 publications in 10 languages and 45,844 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Originator, Compiler, Translator, Creator, wpr, edc
Classifications: HM24, 301
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Capitalism and modern social theory : an analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber by Anthony Giddens( Book )

93 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giddens's analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Weber has become the classic text for any student seeking to understand the three thinkers who established the basic framework of contemporary sociology. The first three sections of the book, based on close textual examination of the original sources, contain separate treatments of each writer. The author demonstrates the internal coherence of their respective contributions to social theory. The concluding section discusses the principal ways in which Marx can be compared with the other two authors, and discusses misconceptions of some conventional views on the subject (source : site de l'éditeur)
The consequences of modernity by Anthony Giddens( Book )

122 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this major theoretical statement, the author offers a new and provocative interpretation of the institutional transformations associated with modernity. We do not as yet, he argues, live in a post-modern world. Rather the distinctive characteristics of our major social institutions in the closing period of the twentieth century express the emergence of a period of 'high modernity, ' in which prior trends are radicalised rather than undermined. A post-modern social universe may eventually come into being, but this as yet lies 'on the other side' of the forms of social and cultural organization which currently dominate world history. In developing an account of the nature of modernity, Giddens concentrates upon analyzing the intersections between trust and risk, and security and danger, in the modern world. Both the trust mechanisms associated with modernity and the distinctive 'risk profile' it produces, he argues, are distinctively different from those characteristic of pre-modern social orders. This book build upon the author's previous theoretical writings, and will be of fundamental interest to anyone concerned with Gidden's overall project. However, the work covers issues which the author has not previously analyzed and extends the scope of his work into areas of pressing practical concern. This book will be essential reading for second year undergraduates and above in sociology, politics, philosophy, and cultural studies
Runaway world : how globalization is reshaping our lives by Anthony Giddens( Book )

65 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,567 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 )

83 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Giddens has been in the forefront of developments in social theory for the past decade. In The Constitution of Society he outlines the distinctive position he has evolved during that period and offers a full statement of a major new perspective in social thought, a synthesis and elaboration of ideas touched on in previous works but described here for the first time in an integrated and comprehensive form. A particular feature is Giddens's concern to connect abstract problems of theory to an interpretation of the nature of empirical method in the social sciences. In presenting his own i
New rules of sociological method : a positive critique of interpretative sociologies by Anthony Giddens( Book )

75 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,321 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
The class structure of the advanced societies by Anthony Giddens( Book )

47 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings by Émile Durkheim( Book )

36 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 1,227 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
Social theory and modern sociology by Anthony Giddens( Book )

46 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 ex
Central problems in social theory : action, structure, and contradiction in social analysis by Anthony Giddens( Book )

58 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

71 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,133 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
Modernity and self-identity : self and society in the late modern age by Anthony Giddens( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 characterised by a developed institutional reflexivity. In the current period, the globalising 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. In this book Giddens concerns himself with themes he has often been accused of unduly neglecting, including especially the psychology of self and self-identity. The volumes are a decisive step in the development of his thinking, and will be essential reading for students and professionals in the areas of social and political theory, sociology, human geography and social psychology"--Provided by publisher
Sociology, a brief but critical introduction by Anthony Giddens( Book )

60 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductory text
The politics of climate change by Anthony Giddens( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. If climate change goes unchecked, the consequences are likely to be catastrophic for human life on earth. Yet for most people and for many policy-makers too, it tends to be a back-of-the-mind issue. We recognize its importance and even its urgency, but for the most part it is swamped by more immediate concerns. Political action and intervention on local, national and international levels are going to have a decisive effect on whether or not we can limit global warming as well as how we adapt to that already occurring. However, at the moment, argues Giddens, we do not have a systematic politics of climate change. Politics-as-usual won't allow us to deal with the problems we face, while the recipes of the main challenger to orthodox politics, the green movement, are flawed at source. Giddens introduces a range of new concepts and proposals to fill in the gap, and examines in depth the connections between climate change and energy security--Back cover
Classes, power, and conflict : classical and contemporary debates by Anthony Giddens( Book )

43 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 925 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
Sociology by Anthony Giddens( Book )

62 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This updated edition provides an ideal teaching text for first-year university and college courses
The third way : the renewal of social democracy by Anthony Giddens( Book )

53 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
Profiles and critiques in social theory by Anthony Giddens( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in social and political theory by Anthony Giddens( Book )

30 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The studies which comprise this book are essentially organized around a critical encounter with European social theory in its ''classical period'' - i.e. from the middle years of the nineteenth century until the First World War - and have the aim of working out some of the implications of that encounter for the position and prospects of the social sciences today. The issues involved relate to the following series of problems: method and epistemology; social development and transformation; the origins of ''sociology'' in nineteenth-century social theory; and the status of social science as crit
Positivism and sociology by Anthony Giddens( Book )

33 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third way and its critics by Anthony Giddens( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 641 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Capitalism and modern social theory : an analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber
Alternative Names
Anthony Giddens

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 britský sociolog

Anthony Giddens brittisk politiker

Anthony Giddens brytyjski socjolog

Anthony Giddens sociologo e politologo britannico

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

Jidengsi

Άντονι Γκίντενς Βρετανός κοινωνιολόγος

Гидденс, Энтони 1938-

Ентони Гиденс

Ентоні Ґіденс

Энтони Гидденс

Энтони Гиденс

אנתוני גידנס

גידנס, אנ תוני

גידנס, אנטוני

גידנס, אנתוני

أنتوني جيدنز، 1938-

أنتوني غدنز

أنتوني غيدنز

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-

アンソニー・ギデンズ

ギデンス, 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

安东尼·吉登斯

安東尼·紀登斯

Languages
English (938)

Spanish (78)

German (24)

Turkish (13)

Chinese (9)

Korean (4)

Italian (3)

Russian (2)

French (1)

Hindi (1)

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The consequences of modernityRunaway world : how globalization is reshaping our livesThe constitution of society : outline of the theory of structurationNew rules of sociological method : a positive critique of interpretative sociologiesSelected writingsSocial theory and modern sociologyCentral problems in social theory : action, structure, and contradiction in social analysisThe transformation of intimacy : sexuality, love, and eroticism in modern societies