The Resource Understanding agency : social theory and responsible action, Barry Barnes

Understanding agency : social theory and responsible action, Barry Barnes

Label
Understanding agency : social theory and responsible action
Title
Understanding agency
Title remainder
social theory and responsible action
Statement of responsibility
Barry Barnes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, one of the leading commentators in the field argues that social theory is moving in the wrong direction in its reflections on human freedom and autonomy. It has borrowed notions of 'agency' and 'choice' from everyday discourse, but increasingly it puts a misconceived individualistic gloss upon them. Against this, Barnes unequivocally identifies human beings as social agents in a profound sense, and emphasises the vital importance of their sociability. Notions of 'agency', 'freedom' and 'choice' have to be understood by reference to their role in communicative interaction; they are key components of the discourse through which human beings identify each other, and have effects upon each other, as social agents."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
302/.1
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1451
LC item number
.B355 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Understanding agency : social theory and responsible action, Barry Barnes
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 156-160) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Table of Contents; Preface; Part I: Materials and Arguments; 1 -- Everyday Discourse; 2 -- 'Choice' and 'Agency' in Social Theory; 3 -- A Brief Digression on Attribution; 4 -- On Individualism in Social Theory; 5 -- Transcending Individualism; Part II: Speculations and Evaluations; 6 -- 'Agency' and 'Responsibility' in Sociological Theory; 7 -- Agency, Responsibility and New Human Biotechnologies; 8 -- Rational Agents in Differentiated Societies; 9 -- On the Fine Line Between Status and State; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn607531028
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 163 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781848609044
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3606368x
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)607531028
  • pebcs058530856X

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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