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Structuration Theory by Rob Stones
Book DescriptionThis 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333793787
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Key Sociological Thinkers, Paperback (November 2007)View all books by Rob Stones
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Author Biography - Rob Stones
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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