The Craftsman

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Yale University Press, 2008 - Self-Help - 326 pages
17 Reviews
In his most ambitious book to date, Richard Sennett offers an original perspective on craftsmanship and its close connections to work and ethical values
 

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User Review  - Dave Armishaw - Goodreads

Horrible. Tried time and again to find virtue in it because I had enjoyed reading previous works that bore the marks of being well thought out and firmly structured, all paths supporting the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Robert Shadel - Goodreads

This is a different yet overlapping treatment of craftsmanship -- a sociological approach by a sociologist. It complements several other books in a theme of craftsmanship, quality, worksmanship and ... 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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