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Anthony Giddens

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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 975,390 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Anthony Giddens is the 9th most popular sociologist, the 257th 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, Robert K. Merton, Georg Simmel, Talcott Parsons, and Erving Goffman. After him are Norbert Elias, Marcel Mauss, Niklas Luhmann, Immanuel Wallerstein, Ulrich Beck, and Karl Mannheim.

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Among people born in 1938, Anthony Giddens ranks 18Before him are Islam Karimov, Farah Pahlavi, Joe Dassin, Paul Verhoeven, Christopher Lloyd, and Alberto Fujimori. After him are Jean Seberg, Alpha Condé, Jerry Brown, Natalie Wood, Luis Aragonés, and Rod Laver.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Anthony Giddens ranks 257 out of 7,765Before him are Arthur Evans (1851), Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (1947), Ælfweard of Wessex (904), William Morris (1834), Joe Cocker (1944), and Empress Matilda (1102). After him are Owen Willans Richardson (1879), Graham Greene (1904), Edmund I (921), Bede (672), Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), and Edmond Halley (1656).

Among SOCIOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among sociologists born in United Kingdom, Anthony Giddens ranks 1After him are Basil Bernstein (1924), Anthony D. Smith (1939), and Margaret Archer (1943).