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“Structure is not ‘external’ to individuals: as memory traces, and as instantiated in social practices, it is in a certain sense more ‘internal’ than exterior to their activities in a Durkheimian sense. Structure is not to be equated with constraint but is always both constraining and enabling. This, of course, does not prevent the structured properties of social systems from stretching away, in time and space, beyond the control of any individual actors. Nor does it compromise the possibility that actors’ own theories of the social systems which they help to constitute and reconstitute in their activities may reify those systems.”

Giddens, A. (1984) The Constitution of Society: Outline of the Theory of Structuration. Cambridge: Polity Press (p. 25)

I took this series of images in Nottingham over the last couple of days and decided that they would be suitable for this week’s Photo Friday challenge, Structure. I’ve written more about these images on my main blog, particularly in terms of what I see as the extremely negative political and social implications of this poster campaign.

photo friday [noteworthy] + no print + people
comment by tarotreader3 at 05:59 PM (GMT) on 8 December, 2003

interesting, kinda preachy, and i'd say inacurate but those who've never lived on, or known someone who's lived on the streets can say "wow! That's so right!" and i'm not raggin' on the image here ... but that's like saying "90% of black people want to steal your tv". although I think that your image does not necessarily support this view, does it? still neat though.

comment by djn1 at 09:57 PM (GMT) on 8 December, 2003

tarotreader3: no, these images don't support that view. If you're interested I wrote about what I think about the political and social implications of this poster campaign on my other blog - which you can look at here:


comment by Irios at 09:05 AM (GMT) on 15 December, 2003

Congrats on the noteworthy! Excellent photo montage

comment by djn1 at 01:10 AM (GMT) on 16 December, 2003

Irios: thanks, I'm glad you liked it.

comment by verf at 01:47 PM (GMT) on 19 December, 2003

good good very good