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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. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, USA.

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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
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Additional Information: © 1970 Knopf
Divisions: Sociology
LSE Cities
LSE London
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2012 15:36
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 12:35

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