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King, Anthony 1967-

Works: 8 works in 50 publications in 2 languages and 1,120 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HM445, 301.09
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Most widely held works by Anthony King
The structure of social theory by Anthony King( )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The book begins by defining and criticising contemporary social theory. It analyses the work of Giddens, Bourdieu, Foucault, Bhaskar and Habermas to demonstrate that their commitment to structure and agency is unsustainable. The book then proceeds to recover a sociology which focuses on social relations by reference to the works of classical sociology; to Hegel, Marx, Weber and Durkheim. Finally, the book establishes a new 'hermeneutic' paradigm in which social relations are primary." "Drawing on the work of Gadamer, the book demonstrates that a sociology which focuses on social relations does not imply a return to idealism, nor a retreat into individualism, nor a rejection of critique. Rather, a hermeneutic sociology which prioritises human social relations is the only coherent paradigm which is available today. The author argues that sociologists studying the dramatic social transformations which are currently occuring should focus on social relations between humans; they should not attempt to understand contemporary changes in terms of structure and agency." "The Structure of Social Theory will be of essential value to those working in the fields of sociology and social theory."--Jacket
The transformation of Europe's armed forces : from the Rhine to Afghanistan by Anthony King( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As a result of new strategic threats, Europe's land forces are currently undergoing a historic transformation which may reflect wider processes of European integration. Europe's mass, mainly conscript armies are being replaced by smaller, more capable, professionalised militaries concentrated into new operational headquarters and rapid reaction brigades, able to plan, command and execute global military interventions. At the same time, these headquarters and brigades are co-operating with each other across national borders at a level which would have been inconceivable in the twentieth century. As a result, a transnational military network is appearing in Europe, the forces in which are converging on common forms of military expertise. This is a groundbreaking study of the military dimensions of European integration, which have been largely ignored until now. It will appeal to scholars across the social sciences interested in the progress of the European project, and the nature of the military today"--
The European ritual : football in the new Europe by Anthony King( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Football constitutes a vivid public ritual in contemporary European culture through which emergent social solidarities and new economic networks have come into being. This volume traces the transformation of European football from the 1950s to the present, focusing in particular on the dramatic changes that have occurred in the last decade and linking them to the wider process of European integration."--BOOK JACKET
The combat soldier : infantry tactics and cohesion in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries by Anthony King( Book )
12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The author claims ... the infantry platoon of the mass twentieth century army typically performed poorly and demonstrated low levels of cohesion in combat. With inadequate time and resources to train troops for the industrial battlefield; citizen armies typically relied on appeals to masculinity, nationalism, and ethnicity to unite their troops and to encourage them to fight. By contrast, cohesion among today's professional soldiers is generated and sustained quite differently. While concepts of masculinity and patriotism are not wholly irrelevant, the combat performance of professional soldiers is based primarily on drills ... Consequently, the infantry platoon has become a highly skilled team capable of collective virtuosity in combat. The increasing importance of training, competence, and drills to the professional infantry soldier has not only changed the character of cohesion in the twenty-first century platoon, but it has also allowed for a wider social membership of this group"--P. [4] of Cover
The end of the terraces : the transformation of English football in the 1990s by Anthony King( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In analysing the transformation of English football in the 1990s, this book provides a comprehensive account of football culture in contemporary Britain that not only contributes to the study of the sport but also sheds light on recent changes in British society
The problem of identity & the cult of Cantona by Anthony King( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Premier League and the new consumption of football by Anthony King( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The transformation of the Europe's armed froces : from the Rhine to Afghanistan by Anthony King( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Audience level: 0.73 (from 0.00 for The Premie ... to 0.77 for The transf ...)
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Alternative Names
King, A. C. 1967-
King, Anthony Charles 1967-
English (48)
Spanish (1)