Dig Through Our Books

Title
Author
Keyword
Advanced Search
 
 
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card


 




Bookmark and Share




 
Browse By Category

View Other Categories
 
 
 
Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation, Sennett, Richard

Author Name    Sennett, Richard

Title   Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation

Binding   PAPERBACK

Book Condition   Good

Publisher    Yale University Press

ISBN Number    0300188285 / 9780300188288

Seller ID   SKU9142756

0300188285 Good. Light to moderate wear to covers/corners. Few pages wrinkled. Trade paperback binding. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers.

Stock Description, May Not Reflect Item

Living with people who differ--racially, ethnically, religiously, or economically--is the most urgent challenge facing civil society today. We tend socially to avoid engaging with people unlike ourselves, and modern politics encourages the politics of the tribe rather than of the city. In this thought-provoking book, Richard Sennett discusses why this has happened and what might be done about it.

Sennett contends that cooperation is a craft, and the foundations for skillful cooperation lie in learning to listen well and discuss rather than debate. In "Together" he explores how people can cooperate online, on street corners, in schools, at work, and in local politics. He traces the evolution of cooperative rituals from medieval times to today, and in situations as diverse as slave communities, socialist groups in Paris, and workers on Wall Street. Divided into three parts, the book addresses the nature of cooperation, why it has become weak, and how it could be strengthened. The author warns that we must learn the craft of cooperation if we are to make our complex society prosper, yet he reassures us that we can do this, for the capacity for cooperation is embedded in human nature.

Price = 14.00 USD


Related items brought to you by the miracles of modern technology:
The Fires of Heaven (The Wheel of Time, Book 5), Jordan, Robert
The Fires of Heaven (The Wheel of Time, Book 5)
Jordan, Robert
25.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Winter's Heart (The Wheel of Time, Book 9), Jordan, Robert
Winter's Heart (The Wheel of Time, Book 9)
Jordan, Robert
15.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Crossroads of Twilight (The Wheel of Time, Book 10), Jordan, Robert
Crossroads of Twilight (The Wheel of Time, Book 10)
Jordan, Robert
20.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Salt: A World History, Kurlansky, Mark
Salt: A World History
Kurlansky, Mark
8.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

River of Blue Fire (Otherland, Volume 2), Williams, Tad
River of Blue Fire (Otherland, Volume 2)
Williams, Tad
20.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Mysteries of Time and Space
Brad Steiger
10.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Daddy's Little Girl
Clark, Mary Higgins
8.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Brain Storm: A Novel, Dooling, Richard
Brain Storm: A Novel
Dooling, Richard
10.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Martin, Steve
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
Martin, Steve
15.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Gutsman, Kriek, Erik
Gutsman
Kriek, Erik
12.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Riddled Chain: Chance, Coincidence and Chaos in Human Evolution, McKee, Jeffrey Kevin
The Riddled Chain: Chance, Coincidence and Chaos in Human Evolution
McKee, Jeffrey Kevin
10.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

History from the Air (Mermaid Books)
Muir, Richard
20.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to lastwordbooks@gmail.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie