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Richard Sennett's Biography

Richard Sennett (born Chicago, 1 January 1943) is the Centennial Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and University Professor of the Humanities at New York University. Sennett is probably best known for his studies of social ties in cities, and the effects of urban living on individuals in the modern world.

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Richard Sennett News Stories

  • Landscape of Paranoia

      News Source: Truthout | 1 month ago
    Tom Slater (on Neil Smith) this triple exclusion, the prison and the criminal justice system more broadly contribute to the ongoing reconstruction of the imagined community' of Americans around the polar opposition between praiseworthy working
  • A BBC chair appointed on merit? Might as well believe in the tooth fairy

      News Source: Guardian Unlimited | 2 months ago
    The death of Bob Hoskins, highlights 'working-class actors edged out by the posh a specific example of a trend in which an individual's success is increasingly dependent on family connections'. Photograph: Moviestore Collection/REX In the debate
  • Wolfgang Tillmans: 'Pictures are replacing words as messages'

      News Source: Guardian Unlimited | 3 months ago
    Men have short hair, not even half an inch long, in  Wolfgang Tillmans ' photographs. Jochen in the bath, Anders pulling a splinter from his foot, Karl in profile, even William of Orange in ruff and armour . Tillmans made his name in the 1990s,

Richard Sennett Blogs

  • Residency Unlimited 2014.3 ~ LANCHONETE.ORG ON STRADDLING

      Blog Source: | 2 months ago
    Having a place to sit makes me think of something Richard Sennett said at a recent conference at Columbia University, Mobilities in Cities: From Visible to Invisible, about hospital lobbies in New York City and how, left unregulated, these type .
  • Serenity Science: The Dangers of Philosophy

      Blog Source: | 2 months ago
    For a brilliant analysis of the breakdown of play in public life during the 19th century see Richard Sennett's The Fall of Public Man. He places the emphasis for this change on the rise of a bourgeois morality, which tended to separate the
  • The Last Intellectuals: American Culture In The Age Of ...

      Blog Source: | 2 months ago
    The final chapter relentlessly fillets the work of a few intellectuals characteristic of this lost generation, Richard Sennett and Marshall Berman, "drab, pretentious, sloppy," "diffuse, vague, uncritical... few pages attain clarity,

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