Anthony Giddens

1938 - Today

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Anthony Giddens, Baron Giddens (born 18 January 1938) is an English sociologist who is known for his theory of structuration and his holistic view of modern societies. He is considered to be one of the most prominent modern sociologists and is the author of at least 34 books, published in at least 29 languages, issuing on average more than one book every year. In 2007, Giddens was listed as the fifth most-referenced author of books in the humanities. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anthony Giddens has received more than 751,336 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Anthony Giddens is the 9th most popular sociologist (down from 8th in 2019), the 223rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 222nd in 2019) and the most popular British Sociologist.

Anthony Giddens is most famous for his theory of structuration, which states that social structures are created by the interactions between agents.

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Among sociologists, Anthony Giddens ranks 9 out of 54Before him are Pierre Bourdieu, Theodor W. Adorno, Georg Simmel, Talcott Parsons, Robert K. Merton, and Erving Goffman. After him are Norbert Elias, Marcel Mauss, Karl Mannheim, Immanuel Wallerstein, Niklas Luhmann, and Gabriel Tarde.

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Among people born in 1938, Anthony Giddens ranks 14Before him are Jon Voight, Queen Sofía of Spain, Farah Pahlavi, Christopher Lloyd, Nico, and Jerry Brown. After him are Alberto Fujimori, Islam Karimov, Joe Dassin, Luis Aragonés, Vladimir Vysotsky, and Bernie Madoff.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Anthony Giddens ranks 223 out of 6,924Before him are Anne Brontë (1820), Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), Joe Cocker (1944), J. K. Rowling (1965), Keith Richards (1943), and Edward the Black Prince (1330). After him are Catherine Parr (1512), Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), James Hunt (1947), Julie Andrews (1935), John Law (1671), and Mordred (null).

Among SOCIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among sociologists born in United Kingdom, Anthony Giddens ranks 1After him are Basil Bernstein (1924).