The Culture of the New Capitalism / Edition 1

The Culture of the New Capitalism / Edition 1

by Richard Sennett
     
 

The distinguished sociologist Richard Sennett surveys major differences between earlier forms of industrial capitalism and the more global, more febrile, ever more mutable version of capitalism that is taking its place. He shows how these changes affect everyday life - how the work ethic is changing; how new beliefs about merit and talent displace old values of… See more details below

Overview

The distinguished sociologist Richard Sennett surveys major differences between earlier forms of industrial capitalism and the more global, more febrile, ever more mutable version of capitalism that is taking its place. He shows how these changes affect everyday life - how the work ethic is changing; how new beliefs about merit and talent displace old values of craftsmanship and achievement; how what Sennett calls "the specter of uselessness" haunts professionals as well as manual workers; how the boundary between consumption and politics is dissolving.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300119923
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2007
Series:
The Castle Lectures in Ethics, Politics, and Economics
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
736,107
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Bureaucracy15
2Talent and the specter of uselessness83
3Consuming politics131
4Social capitalism in our time179

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