Title: ROUTINIZATION AND REGIONALIZATION OF INTERACTION IN
GIDDENS'S STRUCTURATION THEORY
Authors: Soumya Narayan Datta
Soumya Narayan Datta
Guest lecturer, Department of Sociology
Bijoy Krishna Girls' College, Howrah, West Bengal
MLA 8 Datta, Soumya Narayan. "ROUTINIZATION AND REGIONALIZATION OF INTERACTION IN GIDDENS'S STRUCTURATION THEORY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 7, July 2018, pp. 2817-2828, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=192. Accessed 2018.
APA Datta, S. (2018, July). ROUTINIZATION AND REGIONALIZATION OF INTERACTION IN GIDDENS'S STRUCTURATION THEORY. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(7), 2817-2828. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=192
Chicago Datta, Soumya Narayan. "ROUTINIZATION AND REGIONALIZATION OF INTERACTION IN GIDDENS'S STRUCTURATION THEORY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 7 (July 2018), 2817-2828. Accessed , 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=192.
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Abstract: In his theory of structuration, Anthony Giddens emphasized on routinization and
regionalization of interaction. Giddens suggested that both the ontological security of agents
and the institutionalization of structures in time and space depend on routinized and
regionalized interaction among actors. Routinization of interaction patterns reproduces
structure that is rules and resources and institutions. At the same time, routinization gives
predictability to actions and, in so doing provides a sense of ontological security. Thus,
routines become critical for the most basic aspects of structure and human agency. Similarly,
regionalization orders action in space by positioning actors in places relative to one another
and by circumscribing how they are to present themselves and act. As with routines, the
regionalization of interaction is essential to the sustenance of broader structural patterns and
ontological security of actors because it orders people's interactions in space and time, which
in turn reproduces structures and meets an agent's needs for ontological security. The present
paper gives a deeper insight on this routinization and regionalization of interaction that forms
a significant part of the structuration theory formulated by Anthony Giddens.
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