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    The Culture of the New Capitalism (Castle Lectures in Ethics, Politics, & Economics (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Richard Sennett

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    DescriptionIn this provocative book, Richard Sennett looks at the ways today's global, ever-mutable form of capitalism is affecting our lives. He analyzes how changes in work ethic, in our attitudes toward merit and talent, and in public and private institutions have all contributed to what he terms 'the spectre of uselessness', and he concludes with suggestions to counter this disturbing new culture.


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    Title
    The Culture of the New Capitalism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Sennett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 209 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300119923
    ISBN 10: 0300119925
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GEO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC subject category V2: KJC
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: GTB, KJMD
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    LC classification: HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17440
    DC22: 306.36
    BISAC V2.8: POL023000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: BUS097000, SOC002010
    DC22: 306.342
    Thema V1.0: KJMD, GTM, KJC
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    01 February 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Richard Sennett teaches sociology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the London School of Economics. His recent publications include The Corrosion of Character and Respect in a World of Inequality.
    Review quote
    "packed with thought... profound and challenging... Sennett is here opening up a fascinating debate about how modern institutions, with their constant restructurings and delayerings, are generating ever-sharper inequality." Madeleine Bunting, New Statesman "Sennett has been observing for some years how modern work patterns make self-respect ever harder to achieve. Now, he has brilliantly pushed his thinking to a remorseless conclusion... a triumph" Will Hutton, The Observer "Hardly any social thinkers have given serious thought to the drastic changes in corporate culture wrought by downsizing, 're-orging', and outsourcing. Fortunately, the exception - Richard Sennett - is also one of the most insightful public intellectuals we have. In The Culture of New Capitalism Sennett addresses the new corporate culture with his usual vast erudition, endlessly supple intellect, and firm moral outlook. The result is brilliant, disturbing, and absolutely necessary reading." Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream "Reflective, studded with sharp insights, moving with grace between big ideas and specific cases. This is vintage Sennett." Douglas W. Rae, author of City: Urbanism and Its End"