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Richard Sennett (born Chicago, 1 January 1943) is the Centennial Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Professor of the Humanities at New York University. Sennett is probably best known for his studies of social ties in cities, and the effects of urban living on individuals in the modern world. Sennett is married to sociologist and economist Saskia Sassen.

Sennett has been a Fellow of The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Sennett is the founding director of the New York Institute for the Humanities.

In 2006 he was the winner of the Hegel Prize awarded by the German city of Stuttgart [1] .

Selected works[]

  • The Culture of the New Capitalism, Yale (2006)
  • Respect in a World of Inequality, Penguin (2003)
  • The Corrosion of Character, The Personal Consequences Of Work In the New Capitalism, Norton (1998)
  • Flesh and Stone: The Body And The City In Western Civilisation, Norton (1994)
  • The Conscience of the Eye: The design and social life of cities, Faber and Faber (1991)
  • Authorit (1980)
  • Sennett, Richard (1993). Authority, Faber Faber Inc. ISBN 0571161898
  • The Fall of Public Man, Knopf (1977)
  • The Hidden Injuries of Class, with Jonathan Cobb, Knopf (1972)
  • The Uses of Disorder: Personal Identity & City Life (1970)
  • Families Against the City: Middle Class Homes of Industrial Chicago, 1872-1890, Harvard (1970)
  • Classic Essays On The Culture Of Cities, editor (1969)
  • Nineteenth Century Cities: Essays In The New Urban History, coauthor, Yale (1969)


  • Palais-Royal (1986)
  • An Evening of Brahms (1984)
  • The Frog Who Dared to Croak (1982)

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