Richard Sennett is one of the world’s most important contemporary sociologists. He founded the New York Institute for the Humanities in 1975, was director of the Commission of Urban Studies of UNESCO (1988-1993) and today teaches Urban Studies at London School of Economics and Harvard University. He is a senior fellow of the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University. His work in ethnographic, historical and theoretical research is dedicated to social links within cities and the effects of urban living. His many awards include the Spinoza Prize, the Hegel Prize and an honorary degree from Cambridge University. His books include: The Conscience of the Eye (1992); The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism (1999); The Craftsman (2008); Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation (2012); The Foreigner (2014); and Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the city (2018), which completes his Homo Faber trilogy.

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