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Structuration theory

As such, there is a mutually influential relationship where humans. In this approach, termed structuration theory, Giddens argues that human agency and social structure are not two separate concepts or constructs, but these. Specifically, this theory is directed at the ubiquitous agency relationship ,in which one party delegates work to another agent who performs that work This is a summary of one of the foundational works in Business History literature. A theory of Structure: Duality, Agency, and Transformation. Structure binds members together. Many economists have attempted to study technical progress and production functions to ascertain the impact of technological changes under different assumptions on economic variables, such as prices of factor inputs, their distributive shares, and factor requirements and the degree of scale effects..

The theory of structuration is a social theory of the creation and reproduction of social systems that is based on the analysis of both structure and agents see structure and agency , without giving primacy to either. Furthermore, in structuration theory, neither micro - nor macro-focused analysis alone is sufficient. The theory was proposed by sociologist Anthony Giddens , most significantly in The Constitution of Society , [1] which examines phenomenology , hermeneutics , and social practices at the inseparable intersection of structures and agents. Its proponents have adopted and expanded this balanced position. Sociologist Anthony Giddens adopted a post-empiricist frame for his theory, as he was concerned with the abstract characteristics of social relations. Giddens used concepts from objectivist and subjectivist social theories, discarding objectivism's focus on detached structures, which lacked regard for humanist elements and subjectivism's exclusive attention to individual or group agency without consideration for socio-structural context.

The notion of duality — which Anthony Giddens uses to describe the operation of virtual, generative structural rules and resources as both the media and the outcomes of human agency — can be extended to the analysis of spatio-temporally located sytems of reproduced relations. Rather than simply being the outcomes or byproducts of action organized by the duality of structure as they are for Giddens , relational systems are also the media of action. I defend this claim through an analysis of the literatures on the recursive relationship between social networks and social movements. The arguments that some types of network ties facilitate the mobilization of social movements and that one outcome of social movement activity can be the expansion of network ties have been developed largely independently of one another and can be integrated through this new structurationist concept — the duality of systems. Livesay, J. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Report bugs here.

Tacit knowledge, embedded agency and learning: local nodes and global networks

Understanding that agency is an important mediator of educational change, we ask the following questions: How are agency-structure dynamics manifested in the social activity of students and their teachers in a novel design and making environment? How do agency-structure dynamics create possibilities and obstacles for educational change? Our study shows how the introduction of the novel learning environment created a boundary space in which traditional teacher-centered activity patterns interacted and came into tension with student-centered modes of teaching and learning. Our study reveals three distinctive agency-structure dynamics that illuminate how the agentive actions of both teachers and students stabilized existing teacher-centered practices and, at other, times ruptured and broke away from existing patterns, thus giving rise to possibilities for educational change. Biesta, G. Agency and learning in the lifecourse: Towards an ecological perspective.

Back to Sociological Theory pp Cite as. While there are many sociologists who are interested in theory per se , very few have made any marked contribution to sociological theory. As I have argued already in the introduction, by overreacting to the sociological provincialism of the early post-war period, theoretically-minded sociologists in this country are at present so much absorbed, not to say overpowered, by developments in other disciplines particularly in epistemology, moral philosophy, and linguistics that they fail to translate the insights generated in such neighbouring fields into appropriate sociological concepts. The theoretical cosmopolitanism that has succeeded the introverted, sociology-centred theory of the early s and s has not managed to provide any systematically useful concepts for sociologists interested in theoretically-oriented empirical work. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF. Skip to main content.

Agency, Structure and the Power of Global Health Networks

Global health networks—webs of individuals and organizations linked by a shared concern for a particular condition—have proliferated over the past quarter century. In a recent editorial in this journal, I presented evidence that their effectiveness in addressing four challenges—problem definition, positioning, coalitionbuilding and governance—shapes their ability to influence policy. The editorial prompted five thoughtful commentaries that reflected on these and other challenges.

The duality of systems: Networks as media and outcomes of movement mobilization

Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. DOI: Setting out from a critique and reformulation of Anthony Giddens's notion of the duality of structure and Pierre Boundieu's notion of habitus, this article attempts to develop a theory of structure that restores human agency to social actors, builds the possibility of change into the concept of structure, and overcomes the divide between semiotic and materialist vision of structure. View on U of Chicago.

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