Sociologist

American sociologist Richard Sennett is a professor emeritus of sociology at the London School of Economics, a professor of sociology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a professor of humanities at New York University and the founding director of the New York Institute for the Humanities.

He is especially well-known for his studies on social links in urban settings and the effects of urban life on individuals. His written works include The Uses of Disorder: Personal Identity & City Life (1970), The Fall of Public Man (1977), Authority (1980), The Culture of the New Capitalism (2006), The Craftsman (2008), The Foreigner: Two Essays on Exile (2011), and The Quito Papers and the New Urban Agenda (2018).

Articles by Richard Sennett

Open cityA crooked, open, modest city

Judgements that the cité has ‘failed’ to open up are thus Janus-faced: one side of the coin shows angry populist prejudice, but on the other face can appear...

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