ISBN-10:
0761963685
ISBN-13:
9780761963684
Pub. Date:
01/28/2000
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Understanding Agency: Social Theory and Responsible Action / Edition 1

Understanding Agency: Social Theory and Responsible Action / Edition 1

by S Barry Barnes

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ISBN-13: 9780761963684
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Barry Barnes is professor of Sociology at the University of Exeter.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: MATERIALS AND ARGUMENTS
Everyday Discourse
'Choice' and 'Agency' in Social Theory
A Brief Digression on Attribution
On Individualism in Social Theory
Transcending Individualism
PART TWO: SPECULATIONS AND EVALUATIONS
'Agency' and 'Responsibility' in Sociological Theory
Agency, Responsibility and New Human Biotechnologies
Rational Agents in Differentiated Societies
On the Fine Line between State and Status

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