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Practicing Culture The essays in Practicing Culture seek to revitalize the field of cultural sociology.

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I asked myself how my work is similar to theirs. Mar 09, Stefan Szczelkun rated it really liked it. But for a reader who seeks a deliberate piece of political philosophy improvised as an epistemological account of practice in a leveled world of commercialism, then this book, at least for ricbard, still falls short of this wish. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc.

Thus if this was a piece of political philosophy masquerading as an epistemological account of craftsmanship in practice–which I read as it is–then it is also an unwilling one. Similar Items Related Subjects: Eel Policy Terms and Conditions. Sennett began a project charting its riichard consequences for workers, a project which has carried him up to the present day.

Each chapter discusses a different aspect craftsmen and craftsmanship.

Isn’t there an irony in a book about craft being so poorly crafted. Capitalism, by its very nature, homogenises humanity while at the same time stressing the individual as the only reality remember Thatcher saying there is no such thing as society? Every child should be taught some physical craft, and perhaps senett mental craft as well, to realize the benefits from each activity.


What he unfolds is a remarkably balanced perspective on capitalism, recognizing its positives and its pitfalls, dwelling in particular on pyramidal power structures and on equality of individuals in terms of craft ability.

Another frustrating bit comes from the uneven juxtaposition of Sennett’s substantiations on his claims.


As another reviewer commented, I tried very hard to like this book but it does not reward that patience. Vaardigheden moeten geleerd en langzaam ingeslepen worden. In this narrative, fit-for-purpose is achieved rather than preconcieved. Another “thesis” that Sennett can at best claim to have exploredbut not to have coherently argued or even supported.

It has cartoons – how could it be better? Learn more – opens in new window or tab Seller information simplybestpricesto20dayshippin This website gives you information about his published books and articles; it provides a gallery of images which supplement his writings on cities; it contains a full c. This is the book I have and digested, but need to talk over with other people to get the full value.

Fundamentally, the frustrating bit is Sennett’s reluctance to outline and provide the premise where the intrinsic, non-teleological and practical virtues but also merits of craftsmanship are found to be relevant. I’m not sure it does – and that bothers me. Truly, Sennett’s total project is an ambitious one; and ‘The Craftsman’ here represents a powerful but nevertheless, a perplexing beginning to his critique of material culture.


This is a different yet overlapping treatment of craftsmanship — a sociological approach by a sociologist. I do not sense that Sennett really wrtesano the importance of this. The sort of book in which John Milton is referred to as “the poet John Milton”.

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Of course IQ was successful in becoming the dominant concept of what intelligence was. Shipping cost cannot be calculated. His research entails ethnography, history, and social theory.

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Sociology of work PhD students. Bij het lezen van veel boeken heb je het gevoel, dat je bepaalde zinnen moet opschrijven in een citatenboekje. We learn that this Enlightenment precursor of Wikipedia, subtitled ‘a dictionary of aennett arts and crafts’ had a radical political agenda embedded in the process of its production.