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Giddens, Anthony

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Works: 576 works in 2,706 publications in 16 languages and 46,198 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Originator, Compiler, Translator, Creator
Classifications: HM24, 301
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Sociology by Anthony Giddens( Book )

96 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sixth edition of Anthony Giddens' "Sociology" is the best yet. Revised and updated throughout, it provides an authoritative overview of recent global developments and new ideas in sociology. Classic debates are also given careful coverage, with even the most complex ideas explained in an engaging way. Written in a fluent, easy-to-follow style, the book manages to be intellectually rigorous but still very accessible. It aims to engage and excite readers, helping them to see the value of thinking sociologically. The sixth edition includes: substantive new material on education, media, social theory, inequalities, politics and government, and a whole new chapter on war and terrorism; further revisions and updating in all the chapters; a strong focus on global sociology, and the sociological imagination; new 'classic studies' boxes, which examine in detail influential empirical research; additional 'thinking critically' sections woven through the text, to stimulate students' own insights; specially chosen, and eye-catching photographs, which capture the everyday drama of the social world. A best-selling textbook for more than 20 years, the sixth edition sets the standard for introductory sociology. It is the ideal teaching text for first-year University and college courses, and will help to inspire a new generation of sociologists
The consequences of modernity by Anthony Giddens( Book )

122 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,714 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
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 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,682 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
Runaway world : how globalization is reshaping our lives by Anthony Giddens( Book )

76 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,672 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 class structure of the advanced societies by Anthony Giddens( Book )

67 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The constitution of society : outline of the theory of structuration by Anthony Giddens( Book )

93 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,366 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 )

72 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,307 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
Social theory and modern sociology by Anthony Giddens( Book )

47 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,202 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
Selected writings by Émile Durkheim( Book )

31 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,182 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
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 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

66 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,114 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 )

55 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The politics of climate change by Anthony Giddens( Book )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 982 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
Classes, power, and conflict : classical and contemporary debates by Anthony Giddens( Book )

42 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 916 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
Reflexive modernization : politics, tradition and aesthetics in the modern social order by Ulrich Beck( Book )

66 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three prominent social thinkers discuss how modern society is undercutting its formations of class, stratum, occupations, sex roles, the nuclear family, and more. Reflexive modernization, or the way one kind of modernization undercuts and changes another, has wide ranging implications for contemporary social and cultural theory, as this provocative book demonstrates
The third way : the renewal of social democracy by Anthony Giddens( Book )

50 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 835 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 )

20 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Positivism and sociology by Anthony Giddens( Book )

30 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durkheim on politics and the state by Émile Durkheim( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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, 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

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

安东尼·吉登斯

安東尼·紀登斯

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The consequences of modernityCapitalism and modern social theory : an analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max WeberRunaway 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 sociologiesSocial theory and modern sociologySelected writingsCentral problems in social theory : action, structure, and contradiction in social analysis