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The Uses of Disorder - by Richard Sennett (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 220

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: Sociology

Format: Paperback

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: General

Author: Richard Sennett

Language: English

Street Date: August 17, 1992
TCIN: 77474211
UPC: 9780393309096
Item Number (DPCI): 247-17-5361
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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"[Sennett] has ended up writing the best available contemporary defense of anarchism. . . . The issues [he] raises are fundamental and profound. His book is utopian in the best sense--it tries to define a radically different future and to show that it could be constructed from the materials at hand." -Kenneth Keniston, New York Times Book Review



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The distinguished social critic Richard Sennett here shows how the excessively ordered community freezes adults--both the young idealists and their security-oriented parents--into rigid attitudes that stifle personal growth. He argues that the accepted ideal of order generates patterns of behavior among the urban middle classes that are stultifying, narrow, and violence-prone. And he proposes a functioning city that can incorporate anarchy, diversity, and creative disorder to bring into being adults who can openly respond to and deal with the challenges of life.
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