Essays Tagged: "Giddens"

The Effects of Modernity and the Military

re at stake, instead of when the nation's interest was on the line. This is a 'kinship relation' as Giddens says, that is 'as an organising device for stabilizing social ties across tome and space' (1 ... re brute force determined who won these one on one battles. This is also a trait of the Old Regime. Giddens refers to these sort of relations as 'facework relations' where relationship is face to face ...

(6 pages) 113 0 3.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Anthony Giddens' "The Third Way".

Anthony Giddens is the Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science and belongs to the m ... earching new political patterns and renewal of social democracy in many countries across the world. Giddens is often presented as the ideological father, the guru of Tony Blair. He has influenced the ... ather, the guru of Tony Blair. He has influenced the evolution of the so called New Labour. In 1998 Giddens published another book which refers to this topic called The Third Way: The Renewal of Socia ...

(14 pages) 220 0 3.4 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Biomedical approach to disease and medicalisation.

approach to disease that consists of the germ theory, the medical gaze and the medical specialist (Giddens, 2001).Germ theory is the explanation for the cause of disease that was developed by doctors ... believed by Doctor's to produce the effect of illness in the human body (Browne, 1998, Cook, 1997, Giddens, 2001, Short, Sharman & Speedy, 1998). The cause of disease under the germ theory model ...

(7 pages) 153 2 4.1 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The collapse of the East Coast fishery in Canada.

The Collapse of the East Coast fishery in Canada.By: Seth GiddensIn 1992, the devastating collapse of the fishing industry on the East Coast of Newfoundland, ...

(4 pages) 60 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays


malleable feature of self, a prime connecting point between body, self identity and social norms." (Giddens 1995, p.6) This essay seeks to explore some of the many aspects that make up our sexuality a ... or nervousness of what it may mean for them, "women today don't want to be wives, they want wives."(Giddens 1995 p.3)The social constructionist explanation of sexuality "refers to the proposition that ...

(6 pages) 247 1 4.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

What is Globalisation? Discuss its impact on one aspect of society.

been developing for a substantial amount of time, since the beginning of the modern world. However, Giddens (one of the first sociologists to delve into the subject) amongst others strongly believes t ... global media.The concept of Globalisation is becoming more important in sociology. It is defined by Giddens (1997), as 'the increasing interdependence of world society'. Our life experience is becomin ...

(8 pages) 261 0 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

How does the mass media reinforce sterotypes?

herwise acquire. Newspapers, books, television, radio, films, recorded music and popular magazines (Giddens, 1989, p.79) bring individuals into close contact with experiences of which we 'would otherw ... ndividuals into close contact with experiences of which we 'would otherwise have little awareness' (Giddens, 1989, p.79). There are very few societies, in current times, even among the more traditiona ...

(6 pages) 436 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Socialisation in children

may be the reason why children deprived of theses inputs in childhood may struggle to pick them up. Giddens says that things as small as smiling at a child are triggers for social skills. So what happ ... s. Role confusion6) Intimacy vs. Isolation7) Generativist vs. Stagnation8) Ego-integrity vs. DespairGiddens tells us that a child can distinguish its primary caretaker from as early as three weeks old ...

(3 pages) 72 1 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

Evaluate the functionalist theory of the family

arately and then looking at arguments against the functionalist family.Sociology, second edition by Giddens 1993, states that functionalism is a theoretical perspective based on the notion that social ...

(6 pages) 137 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Explain why is it important to analyse deviance in society. Using examples to illustrate your answer, discuss what such an analysis can tell us about the social and political implications of deviance.

ell be respected in one context, or by certain groups, but may also be viewed negatively by others (Giddens 2001:687). In this essay, we will look at the significance of analyzing deviance through its ... eas are framed by those in power and control, which justifies the interests of the dominant groups (Giddens: 2001). This brings us to the examination of the theoretical approaches in the studies of ho ...

(5 pages) 226 1 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Define identity, social counstruction and society

ction of identity can be defined as a process where individuals construct their identity. As stated Giddens (2001) Human infants are born without any identity. They must be transformed by their parent ... ls belonging to the group. Society can also refer network of relationship between social entities. (Giddens, 2001)Reference listGiddens , A (2001) Sociology 4th ed. Cambridge : Polity press .

(1 pages) 91 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Sociology:dimensions of inequality

'Sociology is the study of human social life, groups and societies' (Giddens, 1993). Sociology is concerned with the small things like interactions between strangers to ... we may not ever have thought of, this allows us to obtain a better idea of problems within society.(Giddens, 2001)Sociology uses many different theories. Theories are used within sociology to try and ... class as 'a social group of people who stand in a common relationship to the means of production' (Giddens, 2002) In the 1700's the most common form of employment involved the use of land, farming et ...

(9 pages) 204 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

An essay looking at Time - Space Distinction and Television. Through taking a closer look at Giddens' Theory on globalisation. Including Bibliography.

Giddens theory on globalisation indicates the key characteristics of the phenomenon to which we refe ... the world. In other words, it gives the impression that everyone is in the same place. Furthermore, Giddens theory goes on to state that because of the above statement it creates relationships between ... s essay will concentrate on the lengths to which television has an impact on globalisation, and how Giddens theory implements itself through this globalising structure. The Giddens theory is a process ...

(6 pages) 66 1 4.5 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

What do you understand by the concept of employment?

en have come to be associated with 'domestic' values such as childcare and maintaining the home (A. Giddens 2001) Until recently sociologists have studied women's employment as outside the home but di ... g and maintaining the home is work the same as any other kind of employment, Ann Oakley 1974 (see A.Giddens 2001)If I continue to look at the concept of employment but take a much narrower definition ...

(7 pages) 93 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Is Giddens' concept of 'reflexivity' a form of 'wish fulfillment'?

This paper will look at Giddens’ concept of ‘reflexivity’ and whether or not this concept is a form of ‘ ... f contemporary existence echoes many of the ideas of the German sociologist Ulrich Beck. Like Beck, Giddens rejects postmodernism claiming that postmodernism gets it wrong on three counts: - ‘it ... ’. (Jones, P 2003). All three counts will be discussed as this paper progresses. Both Beck and Giddens acknowledges both the accelerated pace of change and the unprecedented level of change that ...

(12 pages) 51 0 3.3 Apr/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Art, Culture & Regeneration

Art Culture Regeneration Project A. Giddens Not just individuals that are told what to do but individuals with empowerment within a coll ... e issues of regeneration within the town centre (D. M. Hill 1994 p184). (Issue re: regeneration!) A.Giddens argues that a new form of governance (1990s) has allowed a new form of consultation dialogue ...

(16 pages) 39 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Implication of globalisation on social policy

e OECD and the IMF may also compromise the self-determination of individual countries. According to Giddens (2001) there are also powerful influences that stem from a cultural globalisation of ideas a ... wards, R. 2000. Globalisation and Pedagogy : Space, Place and Identity. London, UK: RoutledgeFalmer,Giddens, A. 2001. Introduction in The Global Third Way Debate, Cambridge.Hill M., 2006. Social Polic ...

(6 pages) 73 0 3.0 May/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Are Advanced Industrialized societies characterized by the existence of an "underclass' Give USA and England as eg's.

zed by the existence of an underclass. Sociologists who support his view include Murray, Dahrendof, Giddens, Gallie, Runciman and so forth. Marx disagreed that they are characterized by an underclass. ... since they do not have an economic stake in society and society provides them with little security.Giddens uses a structural definition he says that members of the underclass rely on selling their ma ...

(3 pages) 27 1 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Economic Globalization and the Law in the Twenty-first Century

obalization," and even its existence, are contested (cf. Robertson, 1992; Hirst and Thompson, 1996; Giddens, 1990; Sassen, 1996; T. L. Friedman, 1999). However, globalization is not new, it cannot be ... . Aldershot, UK: Dartmouth, for the Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, 1998) .Giddens, A. (1990) The Consequences of Modernity . Cambridge, UK: Polity Press .Graham, E.M. and Ric ...

(30 pages) 190 0 5.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Foreign & International Economics

Socialization is a Lifelong Experience

Secondary socialization takes place later in childhood and into maturity."( Appelbaum, Duneier, and Giddens. 95) Together, they make certain the stability of a social structure. They all teach differe ... more traditional cultures, that remain completely untouched by the media" (Appelbaum, Duneier, and Giddens. 100) This medium also plays a role in the social learning process. The media is employed as ...

(5 pages) 30 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology