Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation (Paperback)Richard Sennett (author)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 247 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
A fresh exploration of one of the oldest conundrums facing social theory, which is how cooperation between people is forged and maintained -- Frank Furedi * Times Higher Education *
To call this captivating writer an academic sociologist makes as much, or as little, sense as labelling Mozart a court musician ... Eclectic, ecumenical, Sennett leads us with charm and candour down his chosen routes to renovation -- Boyd Tonkin * The Independent *
Together is a profound mediation on how humans act as social animals, and an inspiring call for us all to try and embrace differences of tribe, religion and class -- Ian Critchley * Sunday Times *
The book offers an artisanal response to a post-industrial condition ... In this sense, Sennett is a true heir to John Ruskin and William Morris -- Terry Eagleton * Times Literary Supplement *
Richard Sennett's new book is an excellent resource to help us [work with others], and what shines through it is Sennett's own humanity. He is an excellent scholar and a very agile thinker ... this is a book that should be widely read -- Kester Brewin * Third Way *
Co-operation is hard because it is about learning to live with people who think differently or don't know what they think at all. Sennett wants to remind us that this is a skill, and like any skill it takes patience and practice -- David Runciman * The Guardian *
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