The Craftsman

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Yale University Press, Jan 1, 2008 - Self-Help - 326 pages
In his most ambitious book to date, Richard Sennett offers an original perspective on craftsmanship and its close connections to work and ethical values
 

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User Review  - Paul_S - LibraryThing

The point, if there was one, is lost on me. Not really about craft, maybe tangentially and in passing about a couple craftsmen. And some angry ranting about the NHS. Read full review

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User Review  - jcbrunner - LibraryThing

Sennett's book treats an important question. The skilled manual worker who has been crucial in and to the development of civilization does not fare well today, Instead of repairing goods, we simply ... Read full review

Contents

Man as His Own Maker
1
Craftsmen
17
The Troubled Craftsman
19
The Workshop U1
53
Machines
81
Material Consciousness
119
Craft
147
The Hand
149
Arousing Tools
194
Resistance and Ambiguity
214
QualityDriven Work
241
Ability
268
The Philosophical Workshop
286
Notes
297
Index
317
Copyright

Expressive Instructions
179

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About the author (2008)

Richard Sennett is professor of sociology at New York University and at The London School of Economics. Before becoming a sociologist, he studied music professionally. He has received many awards and honors, most recently the 2006 Hegel Prize for lifetime achievement in the humanities and social sciences.

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