The Hidden Injuries of Class

The Hidden Injuries of Class

by Jonathan Cobb, Richard Sennett
     
 

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In this intrepid, groundbreaking book, Richard Sennett and Jonathan Cobb uncover and define a new form of class conflict in America—an internal conflict in the heart and mind of the blue-collar worker who measures his own value against those lives and occupations to which our society gives a special premium.
The authors conclude that in the games of

Overview

In this intrepid, groundbreaking book, Richard Sennett and Jonathan Cobb uncover and define a new form of class conflict in America—an internal conflict in the heart and mind of the blue-collar worker who measures his own value against those lives and occupations to which our society gives a special premium.
The authors conclude that in the games of hierarchical respect, no class can emerge the victor; and that true egalitarianism can be achieved only by rediscovering diverse concepts of human dignity. Examining personal feelings in terms of a totality of human relations, and looking beyond the struggle for economic survival, The Hidden Injuries of Class takes an important step forward in the sociological critique of everyday life.

Editorial Reviews

The New Yorker
“Their work is subtle, refined and sympathetic. It is an excellent example of social-science work in which the authors do not pretend impartiality but state their values and allow their readers to learn from their findings and argue with their conclusions.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393310856
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/17/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Cobb is a former associate of the Center for the Study of Public Policy, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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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