Structuration Theory by Rob StonesStructuration Theory by Rob Stones

Structuration Theory

byRob Stones

Paperback | March 2, 2005

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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 ofin situquestions.Structuration Theoryproduces 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.
ROB STONES is the author ofSociological Reasoning(Palgrave Macmillan 1996) and the editor ofKey Sociological Thinkers(Palgrave Macmillan 1998). He is Professor in Sociology at the University of Essex, UK.
Title:Structuration TheoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.54 inPublished:March 2, 2005Publisher:Red Globe PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333793781

ISBN - 13:9780333793787

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Table of Contents

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.