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Together: The Rituals, Pleasures & Politics of Co-operation


Together: The Rituals, Pleasures & Politics of Co-operation

SKU: 9780141022109 Category: Product ID: 160231


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Title: Together: The Rituals, Pleasures & Politics of Co-operation
Publication date: 24/04/2013
Imprint: PENGUIN
Price: $25.00
Publishing status: Active

Living with people who differ – racially, ethnically, religiously or economically – is one of the most urgent challenges facing civil society today. Together argues that co-operation needs more than good will: it is a craft that requires skill. In modern society traditional bonds are waning, and we must develop new forms of secular, civic ritual that make us more skilful in livng with others. From Medieval guilds to today’s social networks, Richard Sennett’s visionary book explores the nature of co-operation, why it has become weak and how it can be strengthened.

‘I envy any reader coming fresh to Sennett’s work . . . To call this captivating writer an academic sociologist makes as much, or as little, sense as labelling Mozart a court musician.’ Boyd Tonkin, Independent

‘Sennett is a true heir to John Ruskin and William Morris.’ Terry Eagleton, The Times Literary Supplement

‘I like Richard Sennett in the way some people like Bob Dylan . . . he has such style and heart.’ Jenny Turner, London Review of Books

‘Brilliant and beautifully written.’ Jon Cruddas, The Tablet

‘A whirlwind of big ideas. Sennett is a worthy warrior, armed with abundant evidence of our better natures.’ Connie Schultz, Washington Post

ISBN: 9780141022109
Pages: 336