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Title:
ROUTINIZATION AND REGIONALIZATION OF INTERACTION IN GIDDENS'S STRUCTURATION THEORY

Authors:
Soumya Narayan Datta

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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.