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Anthony Giddens

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Anthony Giddens is one of the world's most prominent and prolific sociologists, and yet he is also a difficult study for the beginning student of sociology. This is the first introduction to the work of Giddens, including the major part of his sociological and social theoretical project. The author traces Giddens' development from the late sixties to the nineties in a stra ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published August 8th 2000 by Wiley-Blackwell
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A clear, concise, and efficient introduction to the full corpus of Giddens's work.

I started reading it in the middle of my re-reading of Giddens' The Constitution of Society. I am getting together materials for a course titled "Agents, Structures, Action." What you lose in Kaspersen's version is the nuance, complexity, and the indirect narrative loops that reading Giddens in the original gets you. But what you gain is a picture of an overall frame. Chapters from this book might serve well as a
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