Uses of Disorder Personal Identity and City Life

Heftet / 2008 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780300148275
Publisert
2008
Utgiver
Vendor
Yale University Press
Aldersnivå
05, 06, UU, UP, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
224
Vekt
291 gr
Høyde
216 mm
Bredde
140 mm
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13 mm
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Uses of Disorder Personal Identity and City Life

Heftet / 2008 / Engelsk
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 relevant to the problems of city life sixty years on. In a new preface Sennett considers his own objectives in writing the book and the enduring benefits of a strong and fresh urban experience in the twenty-first century. The body of the text remains unchanged, ready for a new generation of readers. Richard Sennett is professor of social and cultural theory at the London School of Economics, and Bemis Professor of Social Science at MIT.
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Richard Sennett is one of the world's leading sociologists, and this book, first published in 1970, was his first work. It launched his exploration of communities and how they live in cities.
"'The issues Sennett raises are fundamental and profound. The book is utopian in the best sense - it tries to define a radically different future and to show that it could be constructed from the materials at hand.' New York Times Book Review 'We are prompted to think and dream and question old and tired cliches and some more recent ones, too, by an author whose mind is rich, wide-ranging, and, best of all, not afraid of life's ambiguities, not tempted to banish them all with ideological rhetoric' Robert Coles"
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Richard Sennett is professor of social and cultural theory at the London School of Economics, and Bemis Professor of Social Science at MIT. Among his books is The Culture of the New Capitalism (2006), published by Yale.
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ISBN13
9780300148275
Publisert
2008
Utgiver
Vendor
Yale University Press
Aldersnivå
05, 06, UU, UP, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
224
Vekt
291 gr
Høyde
216 mm
Bredde
140 mm
Tykkelse
13 mm
Se alle
Forfatter