The Craftsman

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Yale University Press, 2008 - Self-Help - 326 pages
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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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User 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

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User 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

Contents

Man as His Own Maker
1
Craftsmen
17
The Troubled Craftsman
19
The Workshop U1
53
Machines
81
Material Consciousness
119
Craft
147
The Hand
149
Arousing Tools
194
Resistance and Ambiguity
214
QualityDriven Work
241
Ability
268
The Philosophical Workshop
286
Notes
297
Index
317
Copyright

Expressive Instructions
179

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About the author (2008)

Richard Sennett teaches sociology at the London School of Economics and New York University

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