Richard Sennett

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Richard Sennett


Born
in Chicago, The United States
January 01, 1943

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Richard Sennett has explored how individuals and groups make social and cultural sense of material facts -- about the cities in which they live and about the labour they do. He focuses on how people can become competent interpreters of their own experience, despite the obstacles society may put in their way. His research entails ethnography, history, and social theory. As a social analyst, Mr. Sennett continues the pragmatist tradition begun by William James and John Dewey.

His first book, The Uses of Disorder, [1970] looked at how personal identity takes form in the modern city. He then studied how working-class identities are shaped in modern society, in The Hidden Injuries of Class, written with Jonathan Cobb. [1972] A study of the public
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“Craftsmanship names an enduring, basic human impulse, the desire to do a job well for its own sake.”
Richard Sennett, The Craftsman

“Issac Stern rule: the better your technique, the more impossible your standards.”
Richard Sennett, The Craftsman

“Electronic communication is one means by which the very idea of public life has been put to an end.”
Richard Sennett, The Fall of Public Man

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