The Fall of Public Man 40th Anniversary Edition

W. W. Norton & Company - Richard sennett’s insights into the danger of the cult of individualism remain thoroughly relevant to our world today. A landmark study of urban society, reissued for the 40th anniversary of the original publication with a new epilogue by the author. Norton. A sweeping, farsighted study of the changing nature of public culture and urban society, The Fall of Public Man spans more than two centuries of Western sociopolitical evolution and investigates the causes of our declining involvement in political life.

. In a new epilogue, he extends his analysis to the new “public” realm of social media, questioning how public culture has fared since the digital revolution.





Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City

Farrar, Straus and Giroux - He shows how paris, colombia, from the backstreets of medellín, and new York City assumed their modern forms; rethinks the reputations of Jane Jacobs, and others; and takes us on a tour of emblematic contemporary locations, Lewis Mumford, Barcelona, to the Google headquarters in Manhattan. As an alternative, he argues for the “open city, ” where citizens actively hash out their differences and planners experiment with urban forms that make it easier for residents to cope.

. Through it all, he laments that the “closed city”―segregated, regimented, and controlled―has spread from the global North to the exploding urban agglomerations of the global South. A preeminent thinker redefines the meaning of city life and charts a way forwardBuilding and Dwelling is the definitive statement on cities by the renowned public intellectual Richard Sennett.

Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City - Rich with arguments that speak directly to our moment―a time when more humans live in urban spaces than ever before―Building and Dwelling draws on Sennett’s deep learning and intimate engagement with city life to form a bold and original vision for the future of cities. In this sweeping work, he traces the anguished relation between how cities are built and how people live in them, from ancient Athens to twenty-first-century Shanghai.





The Craftsman

Yale University Press - Craftsmanship leads sennett across time and space, glassblowers, nurses and doctors, 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, musicians, 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. Yale University Press. The computer programmer, the doctor, the artist, and even the parent and citizen all engage in a craftsman’s work.

The Craftsman - In this thought-provoking book, identifies deep connections between material consciousness and ethical values, Sennett explores the work of craftsmen past and present, 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, names the basic human impulse to do a job well for its own sake, says Richard Sennett, and good craftsmanship involves developing skills and focusing on the work rather than ourselves.





The Laws of Human Nature

Viking - From the #1 new york times-bestselling author of the 48 laws of power comes the definitive new book on decoding the behavior of the people around youRobert Greene is a master guide for millions of readers, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery.

Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves. We are social animals. Knowing why people do what they do is the most important tool we can possess, without which our other talents can only take us so far.

The Laws of Human Nature - Whether at work, self-improvement, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, in relationships, and self-defense. Drawing from the ideas and examples of pericles, martin luther king jr, how to develop the empathy that leads to insight, how to look behind people's masks, and many others, Queen Elizabeth I, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control, and how to resist conformity to develop your singular sense of purpose.

Yale University Press. Our very lives depend on our relationships with people.





Flesh and Stone: The Body and the City in Western Civilization

W. W. Norton & Company - Flesh and stone makes sense of our constantly evolving urban living spaces, helping us to build a common home for the increased diversity of bodies that make up the modern city. The story then moves to rome in the time of the Emperor Hadrian, exploring Roman beliefs in the geometrical perfection of the body.

The second part of the book examines how Christian beliefs about the body related to the Christian city―the Venetian ghetto, cloisters, and markets in Paris. Early in flesh and stone, and the relation of nakedness to the shape of the ancient city, Richard Sennett probes the ways in which the ancient Athenians experienced nakedness, its troubled politics, and the inequalities between men and women.

Flesh and Stone: The Body and the City in Western Civilization - This vivid history of the city in Western civilization tells the story of urban life through bodily experience. Flesh and stone is the story of the deepest parts of life―how women and men moved in public and private spaces, how they dressed, where they ate, the smells that assailed them, what they saw and heard, the mores of bathing and of making love―all in the architecture of stone and space from ancient Athens to modern New York.

The final part of flesh and stone deals with what happened to urban space as modern scientific understanding of the body cut free from pagan and Christian beliefs. Yale University Press.





The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Vintage - Yale University Press. She writes about the salutary role of funeral parlors and tenement windows, the dangers of too much development money and too little diversity. A direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short-sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century, since its first publication in 1961, The Death and Life of Great American Cities has, become the standard against which all endeavors in that field are measured.

The death and Life of Great American Cities. In prose of outstanding immediacy, jane jacobs writes about what makes streets safe or unsafe; about what constitutes a neighborhood, and what function it serves within the larger organism of the city; about why some neighborhoods remain impoverished while others regenerate themselves.

The Death and Life of Great American Cities - Compassionate, and always keenly detailed, bracingly indignant, Jane Jacobs's monumental work provides an essential framework for assessing the vitality of all cities.





Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community

Touchstone Books by Simon & Schuster - Touchstone Books by Simon & Schuster. The death and Life of Great American Cities. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume, which The Economist hailed as “a prodigious achievement. Drawing on vast new data that reveal americans’ changing behavior, Putnam shows how we have become increasingly disconnected from one another and how social structures—whether they be PTA, church, or political parties—have disintegrated.

Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work—but no longer. Like defining works from the past, such as The Lonely Crowd and The Affluent Society, and like the works of C. Yale University Press. Until the publication of this groundbreaking work, no one had so deftly diagnosed the harm that these broken bonds have wreaked on our physical and civic health, nor had anyone exalted their fundamental power in creating a society that is happy, healthy, and safe.

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community - Wright mills and betty friedan, putnam’s Bowling Alone has identified a central crisis at the heart of our society and suggests what we can do.





The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism

W. W. Norton & Company - . Is merely a fresh form of oppression" Publishers Weekly, starred review. Touchstone Books by Simon & Schuster. The death and Life of Great American Cities. A devastating and wholly necessary book. Studs terkel, author of working in The Corrosion of Character, Richard Sennett, "among the country's most distinguished thinkers .

In his 1972 classic, the hidden injuries of class written with Jonathan Cobb, Sennett interviewed a man he called Enrico, a hardworking janitor whose life was structured by a union pay schedule and given meaning by his sacrifices for the future. A business week Best Book of the Year. Has concentrated into 176 pages a profoundly affecting argument" Business Week that draws on interviews with dismissed IBM executives, a bartender turned advertising executive, bakers, and many others to call into question the terms of our new economy.

The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism - Illuminated by his concern with people's struggle to give meaning to their lives. Memphis commercial Appeal Yale University Press. Distinguished by sennett's "combination of broad historical and literary learning and a reporter's willingness to walk into a store or factory and strike up a conversation" New York Times Book Review, this book "challenges the reader to decide whether the flexibility of modern capitalism.

In this new book-a #1 bestseller in germany-sennett explores the contemporary scene characterized by Enrico's son, whose life is more materially successful, Rico, yet whose work lacks long-term commitments or loyalties.





The Ambiguity of Play

Harvard University Press - Further, despite their differences, he shows how these discourses, might offer the components for a new social science of play. Every child knows what it means to play, but the rest of us can merely speculate. W w norton Company. Yale University Press. As a form of mental feedback, play might nullify the rigidity that sets in after successful adaption, thus reinforcing animal and human variability.

Touchstone Books by Simon & Schuster. In a sweeping analysis that moves from the question of play in child development to the implications of play for the Western work ethic, historical sources, he explores the values, and interests that have dictated the terms and forms of play put forth in each discourse’s “objective” theory.

The Ambiguity of Play - This work reveals more distinctions and disjunctions than affinities, each rhetoric reveals a quirkiness, with one striking exception: however different their descriptions and interpretations of play, redundancy, and flexibility. Harvard University Press. In light of this, sutton-smith suggests that play might provide a model of the variability that allows for “natural” selection.

Is it a kind of adaptation, and education to metaphysics, psychology, inducting us into certain communities? Is it power, elaborated, considers each possibility as it has been proposed, deployed in games of chance? Daydreaming, and debated in disciplines from biology, mathematics, enacted in art? Or is it just frivolity? Brian Sutton-Smith, pursued in games of prowess? Fate, teaching us skills, a leading proponent of play theory, and sociology.

Sutton-smith focuses on play theories rooted in seven distinct “rhetorics”―the ancient discourses of Fate, Communal Identity, the Imaginary, and Frivolity and the modern discourses of Progress, Power, and the Self. The death and Life of Great American Cities.





The Uses of Disorder: Personal Identity and City Life

W. W. Norton & Company - Yale University Press. The death and Life of Great American Cities. And he proposes a functioning city that can incorporate anarchy, diversity, and creative disorder to bring into being adults who can openly respond to and deal with the challenges of life. Touchstone Books by Simon & Schuster. Harvard University Press.

Condition: New. He argues that the accepted ideal of order generates patterns of behavior among the urban middle classes that are stultifying, narrow, and violence-prone. Isbn13: 9780393309096. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! The issues he raises are fundamental and profound. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.

The Uses of Disorder: Personal Identity and City Life - Sennett has ended up writing the best available contemporary defense of anarchism. W w norton Company. His 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. Kenneth keniston, new york times book review the distinguished social critic Richard Sennett here shows how the excessively ordered community freezes adults―both the young idealists and their security-oriented parents―into rigid attitudes that stifle personal growth.





The Conscience of the Eye: The Design and Social Life of Cities

W. W. Norton & Company - W w norton Company. Yale University Press. Tracking provided on most orders. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Condition: New. Visionary, often brilliant. Los angeles times from the assembly halls of athens to the turkish baths of New York's Lower East Side, from eighteenth-century English gardens to the housing projects of Harlem―a study of the physical fabric of the city as a mirror of Western society and culture.

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