The Hidden Injuries of Class

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In this intrepid, groundbreaking book, Richard Sennett and Jonathan Cobb uncover and define a new form of class conflict in America an internal conflict in the heart and mind of the blue-collar worker who measures his own value against those lives and occupations to which our society gives a special premium.

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Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Mfg Part# 9780393310856
SKU 30058028
Format Paperback
ISBN10 039331085X
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Author Info
Richard Sennett
Sociologist and public intellectual Richard Sennett grew up IN Chicago, and lived for a time in the famous Cabrini Green housing projects. Sennett received his B.A. in history from the University of Chicago in 1964, and, in 1969, his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he studied under the distinguished sociologist David Riesman. Sennett was a speechwriter for Eugene McCarthy's 1968 campaign. He has long been associated with New York University, has lectured at major universities in Paris, London, and Rome, and was a founder of the New York Institute for the Humanities. A frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books, where he has written on cities, culture, and issues of work and class, Sennett is associated with the concept of respect, as reflected in the title of one of his books, RESPECT IN A WORLD OF INEQUALITY. Richard Sennett has an interest in classical music, plays the cello, and has written several novels, including AN EVENING OF BRAHMS. He has been married to fellow scholar Saskia Sassen, author of THE GLOBAL CITY.
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"[The work of Sennett and Cobb] is subtle, refined and sympathetic. It is an excellent example of social-science work in which the authors do not pretend impartiality but state their values and allow readers to learn from their findings and argue with their conclusions."
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Annotation In this intrepid, groundbreaking book, Richard Sennett and Jonathan Cobb uncover and define a new form of class conflict in America--an internal conflict in the heart and mind of the blue collar worker who measures his own value against those lives and occupations to which our society gives a special premium. The authors conclude that, in the games of hierarchical respect, no class can emerge the victor, and that true egalitarianism can be achieved only by rediscovering diverse concepts of human dignity. Examining personal feelings in terms of a totality of human relations, and looking beyond the struggle for economic survival, "The Hidden Injuries of Class" takes an important step forward in the sociological critique of everyday life.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0288
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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