Anthony Giddens (New Labour ideologue)


Key figures:

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Political aspect:

Reflexivity, radicalised modernity, sociology, risk, trust, functionalism

Weber, Durkheim, Parsons, Marx (critical)

Ulrich Beck

New Labour ideologue, bigwig of mainstream sociology

Giddens began his vampirious career by feeding off Marx. He attacks the latter as functionalist but has substantially borrowed and manipulated from him to build the edifice of his pragmatic modernist perspective in sociology.


Giddens in a pint glass � summary of the arguments in Consequences of Modernity

Critique of Postmodernity

Functionalism apres la lutte - short notes on Giddens

The concept of structure - Extract from Social Theory and Modern Sociology


Consequences of Modernity (1990)

Beyond left and right

Modernity and self-identity

A contemporary critique of Historical Materialism

Social Theory and Modern Sociology