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Lecture 14

LECTURE 14 - ANTHONY GIDDENS

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Department
Sociology
Course
Sociology 2271A/B
Professor
Lina Sunseri
Semester
Winter

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March 4, THEORIES: LECTURE 14 2013 ANTHONY GIDDENS: DIAGNOSIS AND PROGNOSIS OF MODERNITY INTRODUCTION - Giddens as a ‘household’ name: public intellectual o In the UK o Was in the public informing them about issues o Queen even named him a knight - Particularly critical of Marx: o At the level of history of human society, there is no necessary overall mechanism of social change, no universal motor of history, such as class conflict o He emphasized that structure should not be seen as a static, external thing imposed from the outside on the social actors; rather, structure should be seen more as a processual concept, thus structuration o Actor and structure thus should not be seen as opposed to each other, but coexisting  Social practices everyday become rules  Power is negative and positive  You can make things happen  Complete power over so
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