Richard Sennett

CCCB  Miquel Taverna, 2009

Richard Sennet is Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Professor of Humanities at the New York University. He is the author of some of the most stirring and penetrating essays of our time, taking on such subjects as the current decisive changes occurring in our workplaces, within the family and among social classes. His essay The corrosion of character (W.W. Northon & Co, 1999) won the European Sociology Award and worldwide acclaim. He has also won the Amalfia and Ebert awards for sociology. Sennett is also known for his studies on social connections in urban environments and the affects on urban life on today’s world. On this topic are the books Flesh and stone. The body and the city in Western civilization (Faber & Faber, 1994) and The uses of disorder. Personal identity and city life (Faber & Faber, 1996). The last years he has researched on the impact of capitalism in contemporary life and culture and, on this topic, he has published The Culture of the New Capitalism (Yale University Press, 2006), The Crafstman (Yale University Press, 2009) and Together. The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Co-operation (Yale University Press, 2012), amongst others.