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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With this volume, author and sociologist Sennett (The Culture of the New Capitalism) launches a three-book examination of "material culture," asking "what the process of making concrete things reveals ... Read full review
Great ideas but it is too ironic that a book extolling the craftsman should be so poorly edited! Probably not Sennett's fault but still. Also, his view of Linux programmers is a touch unrealistic.