Anthony Giddens’s Top 9 Popular and Famous Quotes

Nine of My Favourite Anthony Giddens Quotes 

Anthony Giddens, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 9 best Anthony Giddens quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Anthony Giddens’s top 9 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Anthony Giddens made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“Suppose, by way of illustration, we isolate a relation between technological change and patterns of managerial organization in business firms. The expanding use of microchip technology, let us say, might be shown to be associated with a partial dissolution of more rigid forms of hierarchical authority. The ‘social force’ involved here is not like a force of nature. Causal generalizations in the social sciences always presume a typical ‘mix’ of intended and unintended consequence of action, on the basis of the rationalization of conduct, whether ‘carried’ on the level of discursive or of practical consciousness. Technological change is not something that occurs independently of the uses to which agents put technology, the characteristic modes of innovation, etc. It”
― Anthony Giddens, The Constitution of Society: Outline of the Theory of Structuration

 “The formulation of critical theory is not an option; theories and findings in the social sciences are likely to have practical (and political) consequences regardless of whether or not the sociological observer or policy-maker decides that they can be ‘applied’ to a given practical issue.”
― Anthony Giddens, The Constitution of Society: Outline of the Theory of Structuration

“Theories in the natural sciences which have been replaced by others which do the same job better are of no interest to the current practice of science. This cannot be the case where those theories have helped to constitute what they interpret or explicate. The”
― Anthony Giddens, The Constitution of Society: Outline of the Theory of Structuration

 “All so-called ‘quantitative’ data, when scrutinized, turn out to be composites of ‘qualitative’ – i.e., contextually located and indexical – interpretations produced by situated researchers, coders, government officials and others. The”
― Anthony Giddens, The Constitution of Society: Outline of the Theory of Structuration

 “When the image of Nelson Mandela may be more familiar to us than the face of our next-door neighbour, something has changed in the nature of our everyday experience.”
― Anthony Giddens, Runaway World: How Globalisation Is Reshaping Our Lives

 “Old Conservatism, at least in its more principled forms, is, as has been aptly said, the ‘other God that failed’ alongside Communism and radical socialism.4”
― Anthony Giddens, Beyond Left and Right: The Future of Radical Politics

“Dívky neusilují o sexuální svobodu – tu mají. Jejich problémem je, jak z ní udělat něco smysluplného tváří v tvář mužským postojům, zatížených minulostí…”
― Anthony Giddens

 “sociological research is part of a continuous ‘two-way’ process between sociologists and the subjects they study.”
― Anthony Giddens, Essential Concepts in Sociology

“A person’s identity is not to be found in behavior…but in the capacity to keep a particular narrative going”
― Anthony Giddens

9 Famous Quotes by Author Anthony Giddens

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 9 Anthony Giddens quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Anthony Giddens quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 9 quotes by Anthony Giddens. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Anthony Giddens quotes in our list. 

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