Preface. Introduction to the Second Edition. Introduction to the First Edition. 1. Some Schools of Social Theory and Philosophy. 2. Agency, Act-identifications and Communicative Intent. 3. The Production and Reproduction of Social Life. 4. The Form of Explanatory Accounts. Conclusion: Some New Rules of Sociological Method. Notes. Index.
Tony Giddens is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
a It is difficult to imagine social--scientific thought and practice in Britain and much of Continental Europe without the distinctive contribution of Anthony Giddens. His prolific work has the unique merit of tying together the rich tradition of modern social thought with the challenges of whatever is new and unprecedented in what he has called the a late moderna or a post--traditionala world.a Times Literary Supplement