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  • n. A theory proposed by Anthony Giddens in an attempt to reconcile theoretical dichotomies of social systems such as agency/structure, subjective/objective, and micro/macro perspectives.


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  • As Gilbert Simondon observed, this way of thinking most likely arises as a consequence of technocratic thought where humans impose form on a matter that is thought or conceived of as a passive recipient of structuration.

    Perception of an absence where one misses something

  • Evolution has a broad and general tendency to move in the direction of: increasing complexity, increasing differentiation/integration, increasing organization/structuration, increasing relative autonomy, increasing telos.


  • Enlightenment involved the eradication of crippling dualism within western thought, a philosophical move conversant with the similar strategy, deployed against binary structuration, pursued much later by deconstruction in general and Derrida in particular

    Enlightenment East and West: An Introduction to Romanticism and Buddhism

  • Il me semble, mais bon c'est IMHO, que la fluidité et la progression importe plus dans un livre que la structuration “rigide”.

    Premier jet d’un vague plan — Climb to the Stars

  • I'm interested in the consequences for player behavior, however, and how that might be an interesting illustration of structuration in action.

    May 2007

  • A fairly large percentage of my interests in synthetic worlds ultimately come back to structuration as Giddens describes it.

    May 2007

  • Anthony Giddens' theory of structuration maybe gets less frequent use than it deserves in part because it is ultimately rather commonsensical.

    May 2007

  • In fact, I think synthetic worlds are the ideal focal point for a study of structuration in action.

    May 2007

  • That's what Giddens' notion of structuration, as one well-known example, recognizes for social processes generally.

    Plato’s game

  • If anyone is interested in an examination of how this development of "superstitions" while game playing may be better understood as players' ongoing efforts to (re)make a reiable understanding of the world, including lots of pointy-headed stuff on Anthony Giddens' theory of structuration, you can check out this article I wrote (long ago now) about Greek poker-players' shifting understandings of their own relationship to the emerging outcomes of the game.



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