View Larger Image. Ask Seller a Question. Este es el primero de tres libros sobre cultura material. Ante todo, es de destacar el concepto mismo de actividad artesanal, que abarca, como se ejemplifica a lo largo del libro, tanto los antiguos oficios de alfarero o soplador de vidrios como el del lutier o el interprete musical, el cocinero, el del equipo de Linux, impulsor de Wikipedia, o la habilidad de los padres para educar a sus hijos. Asi, la artesania comprende la cultura material y el conocimiento tacito como bienes de capital social: conocimiento y habilidades que se acumulan y se transmiten a traves de la interaccion social, autentico saber corporal del que no se tiene realmente conciencia. Por ultimo, la motivacion basica del artesano de lograr un trabajo bien hecho por la simple satisfaccion de conseguirlo completa esta concepcion humanista propia de todos los libros del autor.
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In this sweeping study, one of the world's leading thinkers about the urban environment traces the often anguished relation between how cities are built and how people live in them, from ancient Athens to twenty-first-century Shanghai. Through it all, he shows how the 'closed city' - segregated, regimented, and controlled - has spread from the global North to the exploding urban agglomerations of the global South.
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. 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.
Living with people who differ—racially, ethnically, religiously, or economically—is the most urgent challenge facing civil society today. We tend socially to avoid engaging with people unlike ourselves, and modern politics encourages the politics of the tribe rather than of the city. In this thought-provoking book, Richard Sennett discusses why this has happened and what might be done about it.
Sennett contends that cooperation is a craft, and the foundations for skillful cooperation lie in learning to listen well and discuss rather than debate.
In Together he explores how people can cooperate online, on street corners, in schools, at work, and in local politics. He traces the evolution of cooperative rituals from medieval times to today, and in situations as diverse as slave communities, socialist groups in Paris, and workers on Wall Street.
Divided into three parts, the book addresses the nature of cooperation, why it has become weak, and how it could be strengthened. Fiction Books Essays Sociology Books. Where am I? Sociology Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City In this sweeping study, one of the world's leading thinkers about the urban environment traces the often anguished relation between how cities are built and how people live in them, from ancient Athens to twenty-first-century Shanghai.
London: Allen Lane, Together: The Rituals, Pleasures, and Politics of Cooperation Living with people who differ—racially, ethnically, religiously, or economically—is the most urgent challenge facing civil society today.
In this pair of essays he visits two of the world's greatest cities at crucial moments in their history to meditate on the condition of exile in both geographical and psychic space: the Jewish Ghetto of Renaissance Venice, where state-imposed outsiderdom was translated into a rich community identity; and nineteenth-century Paris, a magnet for political exiles, where the experience of displacement seeped into the city's culture at large.
Notting Hill Editions, The Craftsman The Craftsman names a basic human impulse: the desire to do a job well for its own sake. The Craftsman leads Richard 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.
History has drawn fault lines dividing practice and theory, technique and expression, craftsman and artist, maker and user; modern society suffers from the historical inheritance. But the past life of craft and craftsmen also suggests ways of using tools, organizing work, and thinking about materials that remain alternative, viable proposals about how to conduct life with skill.
They show how to put theoretical sources to work in empirical research. Culture is a set of practices rather than static representations; culture is made and remade in countless small ways and occasional bursts of innovation. Culture is something people do. Oxon: Routledge, The Culture of the New Capitalism In The Culture of the New Capitalism , Richard Sennett surveys the 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.
Only a certain kind of human being can prosper in unstable, fragmentary institutions: the culture of the new capitalism demands an ideal self oriented to the short term, focused on potential ability rather than accomplishment, willing to discount or abandon past experience.
Even in a perfect world, inequalities of ability remain. Adults who are dependent face challenges in earning both self-respect and respect from others. Compassion degrades into condescension, due to both impersonal bureaucracy and intrusive volunteerism. New York: W. 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. Norton, ; London: W. It recounts how women and men moved in public and private spaces, what they saw and heard, the smells that assailed their noses, where they ate, 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.
In the present: we want to build more sensate and arousing cities. Paris: Editions de la Passion, Madrid: Alianza, Rio: Compania das Letras, Translations in process: Poland, Holland, Japan The Conscience of the Eye With an eye toward the architecture, the art, the literature, and the technology of urban life, Richard Sennett gives an account 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.
The Conscience of the Eye is an exploration of the politics of vision. New York: Knopf, London: Faber and Faber, London: Norton, Frankfurt: S. Fischer Verlag, Paris: Plon, Re-issued Berlin: Berlin Verlag, Re-issued Paris: Editions de la Passion, Milan: Feltrinelli, Barcelona: Versal, Authority In Authority , Sennett analyzes the nature, the role, and the faces of authority — authority in personal life, in the public realm, authority as an idea.
Why have we become so afraid of authority? What real needs for authority do we have — for guidance, stability, images of strength? What happens when our fear of and our need for authority come into conflict? Sennett explores the bonds that rebellion against authority paradoxically establishes — how in the very act of rebelling we become more and more tied to those we struggle against.
Drawing on examples from a variety of sources — from case histories and interviews with people in therapy suffering painful conflicts with authority, from newspaper accounts, from letters and memoirs by Kafka, Gide, Edmund Gosse, all of whom experienced intense upheavals of authority in their own families , from corporate agenda, sociological surveys, the writings of a military theorist, the novels of Proust and Dostoevsky — Richard Sennett imagines how we might begin to achieve the detachment and empathy needed to reinvigorate the role of authority according to good and rational ideals of nurturance, guidance, and strength.
Re-issued New York: Norton, London: Secker and Warburg, Re-issued London: Norton, Paris: Fayard, ; Madrid: Alianza, Milan: Bompiani, Tokyo: Iwanami, Connecting with strangers in an emotionally satisfying way and yet remaining aloof from them was seen as the means by which the human animal was transformed into the social — the civilized — being.
And the fullest flowering of that public life was realized in the 18th Century in the great capital cities of Europe. Sennett shows how our lives today are bereft of the pleasures and reinforcements of this lost interchange with fellow citizens.
He shows how, today, the stranger is a threatening figure; how silence and observation have become the only ways to experience public life, especially street life, without feeling overwhelmed ; how each person believes in the right, in public, to be left alone.
And he makes clear how, because of the change in public life, private life becomes distorted as we of necessity focus more and more on ourselves, on increasingly narcissistic forms of intimacy and self-absorption.
Because of this, our personalities cannot fully develop: we lack much of the ease, the spirit of play, the kind of discretion that would allow us real and pleasurable relationships with those whom we may never know intimately. Re-issued, New York: Norton, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Re-issued London: Penguin, Paris: Seuil, Re-issued Paris: Seuil, Barcelona: Peninsula, Re-issued Barcelona: Peninsula, Re-issued Milan: Bruno Monadori, This book deals with class not as a matter of dollars or statistics but as a matter of emotions.
They conclude that the games of hierarchical respect we currently play will end in a fratricide in which no class can emerge the victor; and that true egalitarianism can be achieved only by rediscovering diverse concepts of human dignity to substitute for the rigidly uniform scale against which Americans are now forced to judge one another- and validate themselves.
A French translation is currently in preparation. The Uses of Disorder In Uses of Disorder , Richard Sennett shows how an excessively ordered community freezes adults into rigid attitudes that stifle personal growth. He argues that the accepted ideal of order generates patterns of behavior that are stultifying, narrow, and violence-prone. 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.
New York: Vintage Books, The Hague: Van Gennap, Milan: Costa e Nolan, Families Against the City: Middle Class Homes of Industrial Chicago, Families against the City portrays the life styles of middle class families in a Chicago community during the decades following the Civil War, when major American cities were experiencing massive development.
The study focuses on Union Park, a section of Chicago that had been wealthy and elegant in the early years but gradually became a solidly middle class neighborhood of native-born lawyers, clerks, bookkeepers, and office workers.
From three directions, Sennett explores how urban middle class families were structured, and how family structure, work, and the urban community influenced each other over two decades. This was a refuge not dominated by the father, whose role was gradually weakening, but by the mother. He shows how this shift in family authority became a poignant source of strain between the generations: the sons looked to their fathers for guidance in dealing with the urban work world, but the fathers were as passive in the larger society as they were in the home.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, Paris: Editions Recherche, Re-issued with a new preface, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, Nineteenth Century Cities This book, based on a conference at Yale University, explores ways of understanding the first industrial cities to cities of today.
While the majority of the contributors deal with American cities, four essays examine cities in Canada, England, France, and Colombia. The essays explore such areas as urban patterns of class stratification, changing rates of occupational and residential mobility, social origins of particular elite groups, the relations between political control and social class, differences in opportunities for various ethnic groups, and the relationships between family structure and city life.
In all these fields, the authors relate sociological theory to the historical materials. Edited by Stephen Thernstrom and Richard Sennett. You can purchase these books at one of the following sites: UK amazon.
View Larger Image. Ask Seller a Question. Publisher: Anagrama Editorial S. Este es el primero de tres libros sobre cultura material. Ante todo, es de destacar el concepto mismo de actividad artesanal, que abarca, como se ejemplifica a lo largo del libro, tanto los antiguos oficios de alfarero o soplador de vidrios como el del lutier o el interprete musical, el cocinero, el del equipo de Linux, impulsor de Wikipedia, o la habilidad de los padres para educar a sus hijos.