The Social Interaction Behavior in School Education—An Interpretation of Giddens’ The Constitution of Society

Qingyuan Fang


Since 1960s, with the rise of phenomenology and hermeneutics, structural sociology has been impacted to some extent. In Giddens’ opinion, the structural sociology represented by Parsons greatly belittles the influence of individual's subjective initiative and cognitive ability on the society, and overemphasizes the dominant role of the society on the individual. However, interpretive sociology regards the material world such as society as the object world which is opposite to human existence and suspends the restriction of structure on individuals. According to Giddens, the problem of social theory is actually the problem of social order, that is, to explain how people transcend time and space and transcend the limitation of individual presence by means of social relations. Based on Giddens' social construction theory, this paper tries to explain the influence of communication behavior in school education on individual socialization of students.


Giddens; The Composition of Society; Theory of Communicative Behavior; The School Education

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Anthony Giddens. The Constitution of Society: An Outline of structural Theory [M]. Trans. Li Kang and Li Meng. Beijing: New knowledge of Life and Reading, Sanlian Publishing House, 1998.

Michel de Seto. The Art of Practice [M]. Translated by Fang Linlin and Huang Chunliu. Nanjing: Nanjing University Press, 2015.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.18282/l-e.v9i3.1570


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