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Together - The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation

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Informationen zum Autor Richard Sennett was founder director of the New York Institute for the Humanities, and is now University Professor at New York University. He has previously won the Amalfi and Ebert prizes for sociology and in 2010 was awarded the Spinoza Prize for outstanding contributions to public debate on ethics and morality. Together forms part of a three-book project on 'homo faber, 'focusing on the skills human beings possess to make a life together;the first volume of this large project, The Craftsman , was published in 2008. He is the author of many celebrated books including The Fall of Public Man , Flesh and Stone and The Corrosion of Character . Klappentext Richard Sennett was founder director of the New York Institute for the Humanities! and is now University Professor at New York University. He has previously won the Amalfi and Ebert prizes for sociology and in 2010 was awarded the Spinoza Prize for outstanding contributions to public debate on ethics and morality. Together forms part of a three-book project on 'homo faber! 'focusing on the skills human beings possess to make a life together;the first volume of this large project! The Craftsman ! was published in 2008. He is the author of many celebrated books including The Fall of Public Man ! Flesh and Stone and The Corrosion of Character . Zusammenfassung Living with people who differ - racially, ethnically, religiously or economically - is one of the most urgent challenges facing civil society today. Together argues that co-operation needs more than good will: it is a craft that requires skill. In modern society traditional bonds are waning, and we must develop new forms of secular, civic ritual that make us more skilful in living with others. From Medieval guilds to today's social networks, Richard Sennett's visionary book explores the nature of co-operation, why it has become weak and how it can be strengthened....

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Richard Sennett grew up in the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago, attended the Julliard School in New York and then studied social relations at Harvard. Over the last five decades, he has written about social life in cities, changes in labour and social theory. His books include The Hidden Injuries of Class, The Fall of Public Man, The Corrosion of Character, The Culture of the New Capitalism, The Craftsman and Building and Dwelling. Sennett has advised the United Nations on urban issues for the past thirty years and currently serves as member of the UN Committee on Urban Initiatives. He is Visiting Professor of Urban Studies at Harvard. Among other awards, he has received the Hegel Prize, the Spinoza Prize and the Centennial Medal from Harvard University.

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Authors Richard Sennett
Publisher Penguin Books Uk
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 28.02.2013
 
EAN 9780141022109
ISBN 978-0-14-102210-9
No. of pages 336
Dimensions 133 mm x 201 mm x 20 mm
Subjects Non-fiction book
Social sciences, law, business > Sociology > Sociological theories

Social interaction, Social & political philosophy, social and political philosophy, Social and ethical issues

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