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Giddens, Anthony

Works: 589 works in 2,874 publications in 6 languages and 53,187 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Textbooks  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Honoree, Compiler, Originator, Creator, Translator, Dedicatee
Classifications: HM24, 301
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Sociology by Anthony Giddens ( Book )
161 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,605 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
Capitalism and modern social theory : an analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber by Anthony Giddens ( Book )
75 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Runaway world : how globalization is reshaping our lives by Anthony Giddens ( Book )
42 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,525 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 the renewal of social democracy by Anthony Giddens ( Book )
41 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,405 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
The third way and its critics by Anthony Giddens ( )
20 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,391 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 twenty-five languages, it has shaped the development of the third wa
Selected writings by Émile Durkheim ( Book )
25 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 1,336 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
The constitution of society : outline of the theory of structuration by Anthony Giddens ( Book )
73 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,330 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 )
59 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,303 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 Polish and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A contemporary critique of historical materialism by Anthony Giddens ( Book )
55 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social theory and modern sociology by Anthony Giddens ( Book )
41 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,232 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 consequences of modernity by Anthony Giddens ( Book )
67 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 1,209 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
Modernity and self-identity : self and society in the late modern age by Anthony Giddens ( Book )
72 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,205 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
Central problems in social theory : action, structure, and contradiction in social analysis by Anthony Giddens ( Book )
48 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The transformation of intimacy : sexuality, love, and eroticism in modern societies by Anthony Giddens ( Book )
50 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 1,078 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."--BOOK JACKET
Introduction to sociology by Anthony Giddens ( Book )
46 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,018 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 )
54 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introductory text
The politics of climate change by Anthony Giddens ( Book )
23 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 944 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
Social theory today by Anthony Giddens ( Book )
29 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classes, power, and conflict : classical and contemporary debates by Anthony Giddens ( Book )
37 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 901 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
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Alternative Names
Giddends, Anthony 1938-
Giddens, Anthony
Giddens, Antony
Giddens Antony 1938-....
Giddens, Ėntoni
Gidens, Entoni
Gidens, Entonijs 1938-
Gidensu, Ansonī 1938-
Gīdinz, Āntūnī 1938-
Гидденс, Энтони 1938-
גידנס, אנ תוני
גידנס, אנטוני
גידנס, אנתוני
أنتوني جيدنز، 1938-
أنتوني غدنز
جدنز، أنطوني، 1938-
غدنز، أنتوني، 1938-
ギデンス, A
ギデンズ, アンソニー
ギデンス, アントニー
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