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The constitution of society: outline of the theory of structure

The constitution of society: outline of the theory of structure,A. Giddens

The constitution of society: outline of the theory of structure   (Citations: 1533)
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Published in 1984.
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    • ...Social scientists (Goffman 1959; Giddens 1984; Luhmann 1990; Beck, Giddens, and Lash 1994) have further emphasised the point that reflexivity in thought and action creates a delicate balance between predictability and unpredictability in social systems and interactions...

    Ilkka Tuomi. Foresight in an unpredictable world

    • ...However, as sociologists we are interested in the social influences on life satisfaction or subjective well-being and this is where the Social Quality model can make an important contribution by showing the link between individual agency and social structure (Giddens 1984; Mills 1954)...
    • ...Society is envisaged as the outcome of the articulation of social and systems integration and as providing the context for agency (Giddens 1984; Lockwood 1992; Phillips 2006)...

    Pamela Abbottet al. Social Quality: A Way to Measure the Quality of Society

    • ...Giddens (1984) seeks to link agency and structure saying that the regular actions of knowledgeable and reflexive actors become established practices, which form institutionalized structures...

    Bridgette Wessels. EXPLORING HUMAN AGENCY AND DIGITAL SYSTEMS

    • ...Against this background, the present study seeks to broaden the current understanding of service exchange and value co-creation by applying some fundamental concepts of social construction theories (Berger and Luckmann 1967; Giddens 1984; Linton 1936; Merton 1957) to the framework of S-D logic outlined above...
    • ...We develop this view further by emphasizing that customers are influenced by societal norms and values, which they also produce and reproduce through interaction with the world in which they live (Giddens 1984)...
    • ...Social construction theories are used to interpret the social world and to enhance understanding of how actors on a societal, group and individual level create, realize, and reproduce social situations and structures (Archer 1995; Berger and Luckmann 1967; Giddens 1984; Goffman 1963; Linton 1936; Mannheim 1936; Merton 1957)...
    • ...In his theory of structuration, Giddens (1984) distinguished three dimensions in a social system: (1) “signification” (meaning); (2) “domination” (control); and (3) “legitimation” (morality)...
    • ...With regard to the first of these (“signification”), Giddens (1984) contended that individuals communicate during social interaction by drawing upon interpretive schemes and semantic rules to understand the meaning of the communication, and in so doing, they reproduce the structure of signification...
    • ...Giddens (1984) regarded the observable regularities of social systems as being caused by the unobservable social structure that influences the activities of actors...
    • ...In this regard, it is important to note that individuals cannot create social systems; rather, they can only re-create or transform systems that are “already made in the continuity of praxis” (Giddens 1984, p. 171)...
    • ...Functional social systems are characterized by having social structures with clear purpose (meaning), role clarity (control), and transparency (moral rules) (Giddens 1984)...
    • ...The study has paid attention to the actors’ positions and roles in dynamic social systems, and how these are influenced by the dimensions of social structures: (1) meaning (signification); (2) control (domination); and (3) morality (legitimation) (Giddens 1984)...

    Bo Edvardssonet al. Expanding understanding of service exchange and value co-creation: a s...

    • ...The primary contradiction generates secondary contradictions specific to the particular conditions of the given activity or institution (Giddens, 1984...

    Yrjö Engeströmet al. Discursive manifestations of contradictions in organizational change e...

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