The Fall of Public Man
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Sennett presses social theory and historical experience to his service in developing a provocative thesis: that the public world stage has been usurped by the private psychic scene to the detriment of both individual and society.--Carl Schorske, Princeton University. Stimulating and challenging.--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times.

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 30.48mm | 136.08g
  • WW Norton & Co
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Ill.
  • 0393308790
  • 9780393308792
  • 316,258

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"Sennett presses social theory and historical experience to his service in developing a provocative thesis: that the public world stage has been usurped by the private psychic scene to the detriment of both individual and society. Sennett's quest for the causes of the impoverishment of civil life in modern industrial society opens fascinating perspectives into the relationship between theater, politics, urban life, and the changing function of the family." -- Carl Schorske, Princeton University "One of the most stimulating and challenging books to be written in years... A major attempt ... to re-examine the assumptions and objectives of the 1960s and transcend them without compromising their ideals. One admires the breadth of Professor Sennett's erudition, the reach of his historical imagination... By all means buy this book and read it." -- Christopher Lehmann-Haupt "[...] Sennett is at once a historian, sociologist, student of psychoanalytic doctrine ... and celebrant of city life... Seldom have I read a serious work of social theory that explains as much contemporary experience as Sennett's does." -- Robert Lekachman

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About Richard Sennett

Richard Sennett teaches sociology at the London School of Economics and New York University

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