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Structuration Theory 1

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Terrie Truley

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Biological Background
Anthony Giddens is a British sociologist who is known for his theory of structuration and his holistic view of modern societies.

Giddens was born and raised in Edmonton, London, and grew up in a lower-middle-class family.
He was the son of a clerk with
the London Transport.

Giddens was the first member of his family to go to a university. He received his undergraduate academic degree
(in Joint Sociology and Psychology)
at Hull University in 1959,

Followed by a Master's degree at the London School of Economics.
Giddens later gained a PhD at
King's College, Cambridge.
In 1961, he started working at the University of Leicester where he taught social psychology.

At Leicester (a very prominent
school for British sociology)
he met Norbert Elias, a famours German Sociologist and began to work on his own
theoretical position.
Biological Background
Biological Background
Historical Context
The 19th century was an era of
rapidly accererating scientific
discovery and inventions.
It laid the groundwork for the technological
advances of the 20th century.

The Industrial Revolution began
in Great Britain
and spread to continental Europe,
North America and Japan.
Anthony Giddens
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Historical Context
The Victorian Era was notorious for
the employment of young children
in factories and mines.
The understanding of human anatomy
and disease prevention took place
in the 19th century, and were partly
responsible for rapidly accelerating
population growth in the western world.

Europe's population doubled
from approximately 200 million
to more than 400 million.
Historical Context
The introduction of railroads provided
the first major advancement in land transportation for centuries, changing the way people lived and obtained goods.

Historical Context
It also fueled major urbanization
movements in countries
across the globe.
Historical Context
Slavery was greatly reduced around
the world, following a successful
slave revolt in Haiti, Britain and France.

The UK's Slavery Abolition Act
was enforced by the British Royal Navy
to end the Global Slave Trade.

of The Theory
The theory distinguishes between systems,
such as small groups and structures,
to determine the practices, rules,
and other resources the system uses
to function and sustain itself.

The theory views small groups as systems
that both produce structures and
are produced by structures.
This means that group members follow
particular rules in their interactions
that produce some sort of outcome.

That outcome eventually influences
the group's future interactions.
of The Theory
of The Theory
The Structuration Theory is a
social theory of the creation
and reproduction of social systems
that is based on the analysis
of both structure and agents,
without making either one of them
the primary or most important.
The Cycle of The Theory
Workplace Bullying
of The Theory
Structure gives form and shape
to social life. Although,
It is not itself the form and shape.

Structure exists only in and through
the activities of human agents,
both restraining and enabling
the actions of people.
Relevance of the
Theory in Today's Workplace
Scholars who have studied structuration in groups and organizations emphasize
the importance of understanding
the relationship between
the inputs into groups (resources and rules)
and the outputs (feedback).

However, it is important not only to understand the existence of resources, but also to examine how these resources evolve and change as a result of the communication
and activity taking place within a group.
Methods of voting,
Norms of interaction,
Leadership styles,
Decision-making procedures, Rules for distributing
the group's workload.
Cameron Woodard
Brief Biological Background
Relevance of the Theory

April Jackson
Explanation of the Theory
Relevance of the Theory

Terrie Truley
Historical Context
Explanation of the Theory

Anthony Giddens
The Structuration Theory Team
Workplace bullying has various definitions.
However, there are 3 key components that relate it
to The Theory of Structuration.
, it is defined by its effect on the recipient,
not the intention of the bully;
, bullying has a negative impact on the victim; and
, it is a repeated activity.

It’s the process where people, upon the reflection
of day to day activities, are able to influence
the structure of society by either
reproducing current practices or by changing them.
Workplace Bullying
Each person within an organization
brings with him or her to work
a certain practical consciousness or knowledge
of what constitutes appropriate workplace behavior.

This knowledge forms a basis from which people
take on and interpret interactions
with other staff and customers.
It is possible that this knowledge may be modified by the requirements of the work tasks, peer pressure
or the culture of the workplace.

Political System of the US Government


The Constitution of Society: Outline of the Theory of Structuration
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Examples of Structures:
Cameron Woodard
Terrie Truley
April Jackson
Our Team
Boys' Shop at a New York City Culture School
Industrial Revolution
Machinery, Factories and Mass Production in Western Europe
Two Story, Third Class Carriage on the Bombay,
Baroda and Central India Railway
Breaker Boys at a
Pennyslvania Coal Mine
Arab Slave Traders
Transporting African Slaves Across the Sahara
Textile Mill in England
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