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Structuration Theory

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 240
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Traditions in Social Theory

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This important text argues for a 'strong' notion of structuration theory in contrast to the seminal but more abstract and relatively under-developed project represented by Anthony Giddens's writings. Emphasis on the duality...

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This important text argues for a 'strong' notion of structuration theory in contrast to the seminal but more abstract and relatively under-developed project represented by Anthony Giddens's writings. Emphasis on the duality of structure is placed at the centre of the tradition. It is argued that the distinctive power of structuration theory lies in its potential to critically investigate a specific range of in situ questions. Structuration Theory produces a synthesis that draws on Giddens's work, on other versions of the structuration problematic, and on key empirical uses of the approach. The final chapters make use of extended case examples to illustrate the critical power of strong structuration.

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A much needed synthesis of original and critical writings about structuration theory, setting Giddens' work in context and addressing key criticisms of the theory with new original thinking about how it might be developed
Clarity of exposition accessible for students and engaging for scholars
Plentiful applied examples to illustrate how the theory helps in the analysis of real world issues

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Structuration Theory
Giddens's Structuration Theory and its Influences
Critics of Structuration: Friends or Foes?
Strong Structuration 1: Ontology
Strong Structuration 2: The Research Focus and the Wider Picture
Case Studies in Structuration: Morawska's Insecure Prosperity and Ibsen's A Dolls House
Conclusion
Further Reading
Bibliography.

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ROB STONES is the author of Sociological Reasoning (Palgrave Macmillan 1996) and the editor of Key Sociological Thinkers (Palgrave Macmillan 1998). He is Professor in Sociology at the University of Essex, UK.

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ROB STONES is the author of Sociological Reasoning (Palgrave Macmillan 1996) and the editor of Key Sociological Thinkers (Palgrave Macmillan 1998). He is Professor in Sociology at the University of Essex, UK.

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