Date and time: Thursday, June 6, 12:15–13:20
Drawing on ethnography, history, and social theory, Richard Sennett’s vast body of work explores how individuals and groups make social and cultural sense of material facts about the cities in which they live and about the labour they do. He focuses on how people can become competent interpreters of their own experience, despite the obstacles society may put in their way. His most recent publications include Respect in a World of Inequality (2002), The Culture of the New Capitalism (2006), The Craftsman (2008), and Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation (2012).
Richard Sennett is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the London School of Economics and University Professor of the Humanities at New York University.