Social Theory of Modern Societies: Anthony Giddens and his Critics

Social Theory of Modern Societies: Anthony Giddens and his Critics


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ISBN-13: 9780521278553
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2002
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of abbreviations; Editors' introduction David Held and John B. Thompson; 1. Social theory as critique Richard J. Bernstein; 2. Hermeneutics and modern social theory Zygmunt Bauman; 3. The theory of structuration John B. Thompson; 4. Models of historical trajectory: an assessment of Giddens's critique of Marxism Erik Olin Wright; 5. Capitalism, nation-states and surveillance Bob Jessop; 6. War and the nation-state in social theory Martin Shaw; 7. Only half the story: some blinkering effects of 'malestream' sociology Linda Murgatroyd; 8. Citizenship and autonomy David Held; 9. Presences and absences: time-space relations and structuration theory Derek Gregory; 10. Space, urbanism and the created environment Peter Saunders; 11. On the (ir)relevance of structuration theory to empirical research Nicky Gregson; 12. A reply to my critics Anthony Giddens; Select bibliography; Index.

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