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The uses of disorder: personal identity and city life

Sennett, Richard (1970) The uses of disorder: personal identity and city life. Knopf, New York, USA.

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Abstract

In Uses of Disorder, Richard Sennett shows how an excessively ordered community freezes adults into rigid attitudes that stifle personal growth. He argues that the accepted ideal of order generates patterns of behavior 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.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://knopfdoubleday.com/
Additional Information: © 1970 Knopf
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Research centres and groups > LSE Cities (Cities Programme)
Research centres and groups > LSE London Centre for Urban and Metropolitan Research
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2012 15:36
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/41919/

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