Richard Sennett

United States, 1943

Richard Sennett is an American sociologist who rose to fame through his research into the living conditions and the social structures in big cities. He was the founder and first director of the New York Institute of Humanities at New York University. Among his most influential works are The Corrosion of Character (1998), The Culture of the New Capitalism (2006) and The Craftsman (2009). 2012 saw the appearance of Together. The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation.

Together. The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation is discussed in detail in our Nexus Review.