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.
|Publisher:||Stanford University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)|
About the Author
Table of ContentsPreface.
Introduction to the Second Edition.
Introduction to the First Edition.
1. Some Schools of Social Theory and Philosophy.
2. Agency, Act-identifications and Communicative Intent.
3. The Production and Reproduction of Social Life.
4. The Form of Explanatory Accounts.
Conclusion: Some New Rules of Sociological Method.