in late-modernity according to Anthony Giddens, covering concepts such as Globalisation, abstract systems, ontological security, manufactured risks, narcissism and fundamentalism. In modern times social institutions are constantly reflecting on what they do and how they do it, and people are having to reflect on the circumstances in which they live their lives. 1991. Building upon the ideas set out in The Consequences of Modernity, Giddens argues that 'high' or 'late' modernity is a post-traditional order characterized by a developed institutional reflexivity. The author argues that 'high' or 'late' modernity is a post-traditional order characterized by a developed institutional reflexivity. (1991) Modernity and Self-Identity: Self and Society in the Late Modern Age, Cambridge, Polity Giddens, A. The fusion of individual actions and grand social forces in one theoretical approach. This is very much my own reading of Giddens’ text – Modernity and Self-Identity: Self Page 11/28 Anthony Giddens, Baron Giddens MAE (born 1938) is an English sociologist who is known for his theory of structuration and his holistic view of modern societies. Cambridge: Polity Press. Self and society in the late modern age. The thesis that risk assessment itself is inherently risky is nowhere better borne out than in the area of high-consequence risks. Giddens, Anthony (1991), Modernity and self-identity. New Rules of Sociological Method: A Positive Critique of Interpretive Sociologies. Building upon the ideas set out in The Consequences of Modernity, Giddens argues that 'high' or 'late' modernity is a post traditional order characterised by a developed institutional reflexivity. Giddens, A. Giddens Views on Modernization: Meaning and Characteristics of Modernity! Giddens 1. 1972. 1. ... Giddens, A. Milieubederf en milieubeheer als maatschappelijke verschijnselen (Environmental Deterioration and Environmental Management as … 2. That is, there are divisive and abnormal effects in modernity, but there are also integrative forces that provide possibilities for individual self development and social integration. has been cited by the following article: TITLE: Beyond the Modernization Theory: So-cio-Demographic Changes, Economic Structure and Forest Transition in a … Detraditionalization. Modernity differs from all preceding forms of social order because of its dynamism, its deep undercutting of traditional habits and customs, and its global impact. Giddens, Anthony (1991), Modernity and self-identity. His book proceeds in a well-planned series of steps from basic principles of modern life to the power we can still exert as individuals and as social movements. 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