Defining craftsmanship far more broadly than "skilled manual labor," Richard Sennett maintains that the computer programmer, the doctor, the artist, and even the parent and citizen engage in a craftsman's work. Craftsmanship names the basic human impulse.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Sennett's book treats an important question. The skilled manual worker who has been crucial in and to the development of civilization does not fare well today, Instead of repairing goods, we simply ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - janepriceestrada - LibraryThing
Sennett has a very broad definition of craftsman, which I’m still not entirely sure how to summarize. It includes anything from traditional handcrafts to medicine to parenting. His primary premise ... Read full review