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Giddens, Anthony

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Works: 711 works in 3,859 publications in 10 languages and 60,453 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Textbooks  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Translator, wpr, Originator, Compiler, Creator, Dedicatee, edc
Classifications: HM24, 301
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Sociology by Anthony Giddens( Book )

271 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 2,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology provides an introduction to its field. The fourth edition preserves the lucid, lively and comprehensive qualities which marked the book in its earlier versions. Numerous student learning aids are provided
Selected writings by Émile Durkheim( Book )

36 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 1,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1972 book is a collection of Durkheim's writings drawing upon the whole body of his work. Dr Giddens takes his selections from a wide variety of sources and includes a number of items from untranslated writings in the Revue Philosophique, Annee Sociologique and from L'evolution 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 in which 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 )

94 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 1,742 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 consequences of modernity by Anthony Giddens( Book )

120 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,652 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 organizatio
The third way : the renewal of social democracy by Anthony Giddens( Book )

59 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,573 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 )

54 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,539 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 third way and its critics by Anthony Giddens( )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,434 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 )

86 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the ways in which scientific advances have contributed to athletic performance focusing on sports medicine and the work of the U.S. Olympic Training Centers
The constitution of society : outline of the theory of structuration by Anthony Giddens( Book )

89 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,415 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
Modernity and self-identity : self and society in the late modern age by Anthony Giddens( Book )

79 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,324 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 )

48 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,248 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
The transformation of intimacy : sexuality, love, and eroticism in modern societies by Anthony Giddens( Book )

80 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,229 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
A contemporary critique of historical materialism by Anthony Giddens( Book )

95 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and German and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social sciences have long been based upon contrasts drawn between the 'militaristic' societies of the past, and the 'capitalist' or 'industrial' societies of the present. But how valid are such contrasts, given that the current era is one stamped by the impact of war and by the intensive development of sophisticated weaponry? In setting out to address this and similar questions, this book investigates issues that have been substantially neglected by those working in sociology and social theory. Anthony Giddens offers a sociological analysis of the nature of the modern nation-state and its association with the means of waging war. His analysis is connected in a detailed way to problems that have traditionally preoccupied sociologists - the impact of capitalism and industrialism upon social development in the modern period. The result is a theory both of the institutional parameters of modernity and of the nature of international relations. The book is a sequel to the author's much discussed Contemporary Critique of Historical Materialism. The framework of social theory outlined in that work is here elucidated in a systematic and thorough-going fashion. The novel and provocative ideas which the author develops will interest those working in a wide variety of disciplines: sociology, politics, geography and international affairs. -- Publisher summary
The politics of climate change by Anthony Giddens( Book )

45 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,165 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. Climate change differs from any other problem that, as collective humanity, we face today. If it 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 is a 'back of the mind' issue. We recognise its importance and even its urgency, but for the most part it is swamped by more immediate concerns. Politicians have woken up to the dangers, but at the moment their responses are mainly on the level of gesture rather than being, as they have to be, both concrete and radical. Political action and intervention, on local, national and international levels, is 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. At the moment, however, Anthony Giddens argues controversially, 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. This book is likely to become a classic in the field. It will appeal to everyone concerned about how we can cope with what amounts to a crisis for our civilisation
Central problems in social theory : action, structure, and contradiction in social analysis by Anthony Giddens( Book )

61 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and held by 1,139 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 )

63 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and held by 1,122 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 )

61 editions published between 1900 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 984 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 941 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 )

40 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 855 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 freely on what he calls ""philosophic co
Profiles and critiques in social theory by Anthony Giddens( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Spanish and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Capitalism and modern social theory : an analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber
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Selected writingsCapitalism and modern social theory : an analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max WeberThe consequences of modernityThe third way : the renewal of social democracyRunaway world : how globalization is reshaping our livesThe third way and its criticsThe constitution of society : outline of the theory of structurationModernity and self-identity : self and society in the late modern age
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 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

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

אנתוני גידנס סוציולוג בריטי

גידנס, אנטוני

גידנס, אנתוני

أنتوني جيدنز، 1938-

أنتوني غدنز

أنتوني غيدنز

أنتوني غيدنز عالم اجتماع بريطاني

آنتونی قیدنز

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

安东尼·吉登斯

安東尼·紀登斯

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English (1,320)

Spanish (151)

Turkish (37)

German (27)

Chinese (19)

Italian (13)

Korean (8)

Portuguese (4)

Danish (2)

Catalan (1)