The Fall of Public Man

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jun 17, 1992 - Social Science - 373 pages
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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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是讲theatricality of 18th century urban life的,强调的是the therapeutic and harmonizing (rather than the problematic) aspects of self-presentation in 18th century public life.

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Richard Sennett’s books include The Corrosion of Character, Flesh and Stone, and Respect. He was the founding director of the New York Institute for the Humanities and now teaches sociology at New York University and at the London School of Economics.

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