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Fordism and Flexibility

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Acknowledgements.- Abbreviations.- Introduction.- PART 1 ENCOUNTERS WITH THE CLASSICAL TRADITIONS.- Critical Interpretations of Marx.- The Political Context of Max Weber's Sociology.- Durkheim's Political Sociology.- Marx, Weber and Capitalism.- PART 2 PROBLEMS OF ACTION AND STRUCTURE.- Social Theory and the Question of Action.- The Production and Reproduction of Social Life.- The Concept of Structure.- Structure, Action, Reproduction.- Lay Knowledge and Technical Concepts.- Structural Theory and Empirical Research.- PART 3 TIME, AND SPACE.- Time-Space, Structure, System.- Time-Space Distanciation Analysing.- Social Change.- The Production of Everyday Life.- PART 4 DOMINATION AND POWER.- Parsons on Power Critique of Foucault Class.- Structuration Class and Power.- Administrative Power and the Nation-State.- The Nation-State and Military Power.- PART 5 THE NATURE OF MODERNITY.- A 'Discontinuist' Approach.- Dynamic Tendencies of Modernity.- Trust and Risk in Social Life Modernity and Self-Identity.- Love and Sexuality.- PART 6 CRITICAL THEORY.- Max Weber on Facts and Values.- Critical Theory.- Without Guarantees Utopian Realism Emancipatory and Life Politics.- Selected Bibliography.- Index.

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ANTHONY GIDDENS is Professor of Sociology and a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge.

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