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Sennett, Richard 1943-

Works: 280 works in 1,184 publications in 11 languages and 25,790 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Political fiction  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, Creator, Author of introduction, Honoree, zxx, Contributor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: HN13, 307.76
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Sennett
The fall of public man by Richard Sennett( Book )

66 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, Sennett writes of the tension between the public and private realms in which we live, arguing that different types of behaviour and activity are appropriate in each. He believes that the barrier between these realms has been eroded, leaving man with little idea of his role in society
Authority by Richard Sennett( Book )

46 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a study of both how we experience authority and how we might experience it differently. Sennett explores the bonds that rebellion against authority paradoxically establishes, showing how this paradox has been in the making since the French Revolution and how today it expresses itself in offices, in factories, and in government as well as in the family. Drawing on examples from psychology, sociology, and literature, he eloquently projects how we might reinvigorate the role of authority according to good and rational ideals."--Page 4 of cover
The hidden injuries of class by Richard Sennett( Book )

46 editions published between 1972 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this intrepid, groundbreaking book, Richard Sennett and Jonathan Cobb uncover and define a new form of class conflict in America-an internal conflict in the heart and mind of the blue-collar worker who measures his own value against those lives and occupations to which our society gives a special premium. The authors conclude that in the games of hierarchical respect, no class can emerge the victor; and that true egalitarianism can be achieved only by rediscovering diverse concepts of human dignity. Examining personal feelings in terms of a totality of human relations, and looking beyond the struggle for economic survival, The Hidden Injuries of Class takes an important step forward in the sociological critique of everyday life
The corrosion of character : the personal consequences of work in the new capitalism by Richard Sennett( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on interviews with dismissed IBM executives in Westchester, New York, bakers in a high-tech Boston bakery, a barmaid turned advertising executive, and many others, Sennett explores the disorienting effects of the new capitalism. He reveals the vivid and illuminating contrast between two worlds of work: the vanished world of rigid, hierarchical organizations, where what mattered was a sense of personal character, and the brave new world of corporate re-engineering, risk, flexibility, networking, and short-term teamwork, where what matters is being able to reinvent yourself on a dime. In some ways the changes characterizing the new capitalism are positive; they make for a dynamic economy. But they can also be destructive, eroding the sense of sustained purpose, integrity of self, and trust in others that an earlier generation understood as essential to personal character. The Corrosion of Character enables us to understand the social and political context for our contemporary confusions and Sennett suggests how we need to re-imagine both community and individual character in order to confront an economy based on the principle of 'no long term.'
The uses of disorder: personal identity & city life by Richard Sennett( Book )

80 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Sennett is one of the world's leading sociologists, and this book, first published in 1970, was his first single-authored work. It launched his exploration of communities and how they live in cities, and outlined his view that order breeds narrow, violence-prone lives, while an 'equilibrium of disorder' brings vigour and diversity to urban life. "The New York Times" described it as 'the best available contemporary defence of anarchism'. "The Uses of Disorder" followed the student and urban rebellions of the late 1960s. But it remains uncannily apposite to the problems of city life forty years on. In a new preface Sennett considers the response to the book over those years, and relates it to the circumstances faced by the inhabitants of cities in the twenty-first century. The body of the text remains unchanged, ready for a new generation of readers
The craftsman by Richard Sennett( Book )

46 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defining craftsmanship far more broadly than "skilled manual labor," Richard Sennett maintains that the computer programmer, the doctor, the artist, and even the parent and citizen engage in a craftsman's work. Craftsmanship names the basic human impulse to do a job well for its own sake, says the author, and good craftsmanship involves developing skills and focusing on the work rather than ourselves. In this thought-provoking book, one of our most distinguished public intellectuals explores the work of craftsmen past and present, identifies deep connections between material consciousness and ethical values, and challenges received ideas about what constitutes good work in today's world. The Craftsman engages the many dimensions of skill--from the technical demands to the obsessive energy required to do good work. Craftsmanship leads Sennett across time and space, from ancient Roman brickmakers to Renaissance goldsmiths to the printing presses of Enlightenment Paris and the factories of industrial London; in the modern world he explores what experiences of good work are shared by computer programmers, nurses and doctors, musicians, glassblowers, and cooks. Unique in the scope of his thinking, Sennett expands previous notions of crafts and craftsmen and apprises us of the surprising extent to which we can learn about ourselves through the labor of making physical things
The culture of the new capitalism by Richard Sennett( Book )

31 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The distinguished sociologist Richard Sennett surveys major differences between earlier forms of industrial capitalism and the more global, more febrile, ever more mutable version of capitalism that is taking its place. He shows how these changes affect everyday life - how the work ethic is changing; how new beliefs about merit and talent displace old values of craftsmanship and achievement; how what Sennett calls "the specter of uselessness" haunts professionals as well as manual workers; how the boundary between consumption and politics is dissolving."--Jacket
Flesh and stone : the body and the city in Western civilization by Richard Sennett( Book )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flesh and Stone is a new history of the city in Western civilization, one that tells the story of urban life through bodily experience. It is a story of the deepest parts of life - how women and men moved in public and private spaces, what they saw and heard, the smells that assailed their noses, where they are, how they dressed, the mores of bathing and of making love - all in the spaces of the city from ancient Athens to modern New York. Early in Flesh and Stone Richard Sennett probes the ways in which the ancient Athenians experienced nakedness, and the relation of nakedness to the shape of the ancient city, its troubled politics, and the inequalities between men and women. The story then moves to Rome in the time of the Emperor Hadrian, exploring the Roman beliefs in the geometrical perfection of the body. This mechanical view of the flesh was expressed in the strict geometry of urban design and in the hard lines of Rome's imperial power. It also provided Christianity with a monolith to confront, setting up a great struggle in history - the things of Caesar versus the things of God. The second part of the book examines how Christian beliefs about the body related to the Christian city. Christ's physical suffering on the Cross offered medieval Parisians a way to think about places of charity and sanctuary in the city; these spaces nestled uneasily among streets given over to the release of physical aggression in a new market economy. By the Renaissance, Christian ideals of community were challenged as non-Christians and non-Europeans were drawn into the European orbit; these threatening differences were brutally articulated in the creation of the Jewish Ghetto in Venice and the fear of touching that the Ghetto exemplified. The final part of Flesh and Stone deals with what happened to urban space as modern scientific understanding of the body cut free from ancient pagan and Christian beliefs. Harvey's science, revealing the body as a circulating system, paralleled eighteenth-century attempts to circulate bodies freely in the city. In revolutionary Paris, the demand for freedom of individual movement came into conflict with the need for communal space. Since that time, the freely moving individual body has come to be sharply at odds with the physical awareness - frequently unwanted - of other human beings, a friction evident in edgy, modern London and New York
Nineteenth-century cities; essays in the new urban history by Stephan Thernstrom( Book )

28 editions published between 1969 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conscience of the eye : the design and social life of cities by Richard Sennett( Book )

35 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the search for shelter and the fear of exposure to strangers and new experience in Western culture--and how these two concerns have shaped the physical fabric of the city. Explores the development of urban society and structure, from the ancient world to the present
Families against the city; middle class homes of industrial Chicago, 1872-1890 by Richard Sennett( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 1984 in English and German and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the ideal family in the nineteenth-century culture as a small, close-knit, nuclear group,--as a refuge from society, the society as a place rendered arid by instability. Provides a quantitative approach to the study of the middle class family in Chicago, Illinois
Classic essays on the culture of cities by Richard Sennett( Book )

16 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together : the rituals, pleasures, and politics of cooperation by Richard Sennett( Book )

30 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses why people tend to avoid social engagement with those unlike themselves, why increased cooperation is necessary to make society prosper, and the skills necessary for strengthening cooperation
Der flexible Mensch : die Kultur des neuen Kapitalismus by Richard Sennett( Book )

46 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in German and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inkl. Tabellen u.a. über Produktivität, Arbeitszeit, Computerbenützung, Beschäftigung und Bildung 1990 und Prognose für 2005
Palais-Royal by Richard Sennett( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An evening of Brahms by Richard Sennett( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young cellist is headed for success based upon his technical mastery of his instrument. But, he is stunted, detached from the music itself. It is through the music of Brahms that he seeks his release. Finally, he learns to allow the music to dominate him, to let go and to help him feel
The frog who dared to croak by Richard Sennett( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and Korean and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tibor Grau is the homosexual Marxist son of a wealthy bourgeois family. Grau is a propaganda official in the Hungarian revolutionary regime of 1919, and has the authority to rewrite the nation's folklore: A society which does not possess its people's dreams is not a society in control of itself. He likes going into Budapest's parks at night in search of love or sex with boys and men. After a while Grau finds himself distressed by the fact that he always pays for love. What he does not understand is that his payments are feeding his lovers' families and that they can't afford to give love - their only salable commodity - away
Thomas Struth, strangers and friends, photographs, 1986-1992 by Thomas Struth( Book )

18 editions published in 1994 in English and German and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practicing culture by Craig J Calhoun( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Practicing Culture' consists of a set of empirical analyses related to each other by a shared theoretical framework. The case studies show how culture works in practice & how practice makes & remakes culture
Respect : de la dignité de l'homme dans un monde d'inégalité by Richard Sennett( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réflexion sur la construction de l'identité fondée sur la notion de respect. Il faut encourager le respect de soi par-delà les inégalités sociales en réintroduisant dans le travail salarié les qualités propres au travail artisanal
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The corrosion of character : the personal consequences of work in the new capitalism
Alternative Names
Richard Sennett

Richard Sennett Amerikaans schrijver

Richard Sennett sociologo e scrittore statunitense

Richard Sennett sociologue américain

Richard Sennett sociologue et historien américain

Richard Sennett US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Senetto, Richado 1943-

Sennet, Richard 1943-

Sennett, Richard

Сеннет, Ричард 1943-

ריצ'רד סנט

ريتشارد سينيت، 1943-

ريتشارد سينيه

ریچارد سنت

세네트, 리차드 1943-

세네트, 리처드 1943-

세넷, 리처드 1943-

セネット, R.

セネット, リチャード



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AuthorityThe hidden injuries of classThe corrosion of character : the personal consequences of work in the new capitalismThe uses of disorder: personal identity & city lifeThe craftsmanThe culture of the new capitalismFlesh and stone : the body and the city in Western civilizationThe conscience of the eye : the design and social life of cities