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    DescriptionRichard Sennett's "Respect: The Formation of Character in an Age of Equality" is a provocative and timely examination of the forces that erode respect in modern society. 'Unlike food, respect costs nothing. Why, then, should it be in short supply?' Respect can be attained by gaining success, by developing talents, through financial independence and by helping others. But, Sennett argues, many who are not able to achieve the demands of today's meritocracy lose the esteem that should be given to them. From his childhood in a poor Chicago housing project to the contrasting methods of care practised by a nun and a social worker, from the harmonious interaction of musicians to the welfare system, Sennett explores the ways in which mutual respect can forge bonds across the divide of inequality. "One of the boldest social thinkers of his generation...[Sennett] has a genius for revealing the roots of our discontents". (Boyd Tonkin, "Independent"). "Dazzling ...an elegant mix of interview, anecdote and wide research". (Jenny Turner, "Guardian"). "This is the voice of a prophet". (Scott McLemee, "Washington Post"). "Wise and humane...Sennett has set his sights on that most daring of missions: to make the world a better place". (Alain de Botton, "Daily Telegraph"). "Wholly engrossing...[Sennett] explores ways of preserving an equality of respect". (Alan Ryan, "New York Review of Books"). Richard Sennett's previous works include "The Fall of Public Man", "The Corrosion of Character", "Respect", "Flesh and Stone" and "The Craftsman". He taught for many years at the New York Institute of the Humanities and is now a Professor at the London School of Economics.


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    Title
    Respect
    Subtitle
    The Formation of Character in an Age of Inequality
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Sennett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 228 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141007564
    ISBN 10: 0141007567
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JHMC
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JHBA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    DC21: 305
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HV40
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QFH
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    BIC subject category V2: 1QFH
    Thema V1.0: JHMC, JHBA
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    29 January 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Richard Sennett's previous works include The Fall of Public Man, The Corrosion of Character and Flesh and Stone. He taught for many years at the New York Institute of the Humanities and is now a Professor at the London School of Economics.