Anthony Giddens

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Anthony Giddens, Baron Giddens (b. Edmonton, London, January 18, 1938) is a British social scientist who is renowned for his theory of structuration.

Giddens was director of the London School of Economics and Political Science until 2003 and a member of the Advisory Council of the Institute for Public Policy Research. He is a Sociologist. He is an advisor to British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Both Giddens and Blair support the "third way" political approach. He was given a life peerage in June 2004, as Baron Giddens, of Southgate in the London Borough of Enfield and sits in the House of Lords for Labour.

Giddens' ambition is both to recast social theory and to re-examine our understanding of the development and trajectory of modernity. He gave the 1999 BBC Reith Lectures, on the topic of "The Runaway World", reflections on globalisation, available here (http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/events/reith_99/default.htm). His work on modernity and self-identity is explained, and expanded into the area of media and gender identities, in the book Media Gender and Identity (http://www.theoryhead.com/gender/) by David Gauntlett.

Select Bibliography

  • Giddens, Anthony (1971) Capitalism and Modern Social Theory. An Analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.
  • Giddens, Anthony (1976) New Rules of Sociological Method: a Positive Critique of interpretative Sociologies. London : Hutchinson.
  • Giddens, Anthony (1977) Studies in Social and Political Theory. London : Hutchinson.
  • Giddens, Anthony (1979) Central problems in Social Theory : Action, Structure and Contradiction in Social Analysis. London : Macmillan.
  • Giddens, Anthony (1981) The Class Structure of the Advanced Societies. London: Hutchinson.
  • Giddens, Anthony (1982) Sociology: a Brief but Critical Introduction. London: Macmillan.
  • Giddens, Anthony (1982) Profiles and Critiques in Social Theory. London: Macmillan.
  • Giddens, Anthony & Mackenzie, Gavin (Eds.) Social Class and the Division of Labor. Essays in Honour of Ilya Neustadt. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.
  • Giddens, Anthony (1984) The Constitution of Society. Outline of the Theory of Structuration. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Beck, Ulrich & Giddens, Anthony & Lash Scott (1994) Reflexive Modernization.Politics, Tradition and Aesthetics in the Modern Social Order. Cambridge : Polity Press.
  • Giddens , Anthony (1986) Durkheim. London: Fontana Modern Masters.
  • Giddens, Anthony (1990) The Consequences of Modernity. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Giddens, Anthony (1991) Modernity and Self-Identity. Self and Society in the Late Modern Age. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Giddens, Anthony (1993) The Transformation of Intimacy. Love, Sexuality and Eroticism in Modern Societies. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Beck, Ulrich & Giddens, Anthony & Lash Scott (1994) Reflexive Modernization.Politics, Tradition and Aesthetics in the Modern Social Order. Cambridge : Polity Press.
  • Beyond Left and Right the Future of Radical Politics (1994)
  • Giddens, Anthony (1996) In Defence of Sociology. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Giddens, Anthony (1996) Durkheim on Politics and the State. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Giddens, Anthony (1998) The Third Way. The Renewal of Social Democracy. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Hutton, Will & Giddens, Anthony(Eds.) (2000) On The Edge. Living with Global Capitalism. London : Vintage.
  • Giddens, Anthony (2000) The Third Way and Its Critics. Cambridge : Polity Press.
  • Giddens, Anthony (2000) Runaway World. London : Routledge.
  • Giddens, Anthony (2001) Sociology. Cambridge : Polity Press.
  • Giddens, Anthony(Eds.) (2001) The Global Third Way Debate. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Giddens, Anthony (2002) Where Now for New Labour? Cambridge : Polity Press.
  • Giddens, Anthony(Eds.) (2003) The Progressive Manifesto. New Ideas for the Centre-Left. Cambridge: Polity Press.

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