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Richard Sennett

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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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The Craftsman / Richard Sennett
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Richard Sennett News Stories

  • The end of authority

      News Source: Open Democracy | 8 months ago
    The discussion that follows will highlight the distinction between power and authority, and how power which privileges cooperation rather than domination might generate new forms of authority commensurable to a society that must work together.
  • Google: My map or yours?

      News Source: San Jose Mercury News | 11 months ago
    Last February, in an interview with the technology blog TechCrunch , a senior Google executive expressed a rather philosophical even postmodernist view on the future of maps. "If you look at a map and if I look at a map, should it always be the same
  • Aerotropolis: city of the future

      News Source: New Zealand Herald | 1 year ago
    This is because, in the 21st century, efficient, large, well-connected airports matter to prosperity above everything else. "The fastest, best-connected places will win", and the future belongs to the "city that can see the writing on the wall before

Richard Sennett Blogs

  • Opinion: The Arizona Minutemen, lost in a changing America

      Blog Source: | 8 months ago
    ... Minutemen's diagnosis of what is happening to America — the loss of community, the forfeiture of deep relationships to today's temporary economic transactions — is not so different from the diagnoses of Robert Putnam or Richard Sennett,&
  • I Love The Great British Bake Off: On Cakes and Craft | ...

      Blog Source: | 8 months ago
    The sociologist and philosopher Richard Sennett has suggested that “craft” is a way we can resist the demands that the modern market puts on us to be instead of to do. In books like The Craftsman and The Culture of the New Capitalism, ...
  • Confessions of a Community College Dean: Coming Up Short

      Blog Source: | 8 months ago
    In the rest of her sample, what Richard Sennett once called “the hidden injuries of class” have been supplanted by what she calls “the hidden injuries of risk.” Entire lives are lived in the conditional tense. Higher education appears frequently 

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