The Craftsman, according to the blurb on the cover, asks: "Why do people work hard and take pride in what they do? This book, a philosophically minded enquiry into practical activity of many different kinds, past and present, is about what happens when people try to do a good job. It asks us to think about the true meaning of skill in the 'skills society' and argues that pure competition is a poor way to achieve quality work."
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Richard Sennett's latest publication, The Craftsman, has received a lot of press attention of late and some very positive reviews. As a professor at New York University (and founder of its Institute for the Humanities), MIT and latterly Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics, he already has a strong reputation within his field. When he moved to the UK some years ago the Guardian ran a small feature on him.
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