Anthony Giddens and Modern Social Theory by Kenneth Tucker

By Kenneth Tucker

Anthony Giddens is well known as some of the most vital sociologists of the post-war interval. this can be the 1st full-length paintings to envision Giddens' social thought. It publications the reader via Giddens' early try and triumph over the duality of constitution and corporation. He observed this duality as an important failing of social theories of modernity. His try to unravel the matter will be considered as the foremost to the advance of his brandmark `structuration theory'.

The ebook is the main whole and thorough overview of Giddens' paintings at the moment on hand. It accommodates insights from many alternative views into his conception of structuration, his paintings at the formation of cultural identities and the destiny of the countryside. This far-reaching paintings additionally touches on concerns akin to the transformation of recent intimacy and sexuality, and the destiny of politics in overdue glossy society.

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