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Book review: building and dwelling: ethics for the city by Richard Sennett

Tomaney, John (2018) Book review: building and dwelling: ethics for the city by Richard Sennett. LSE Review of Books (18 Apr 2018). Website.

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In Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City, Richard Sennett approaches the question of how we should live in the city. Drawing upon two aspects of the city, the ville and the cité, the book promotes the virtues of an ‘open city’ that accepts and works with complexity, ambiguity and uncertainty. While John Tomaney finds this a learned and literate book rich in provocative metaphors and examples, the implications of today’s political and economic context, including the issue of inequality, upon its ethics of the city are underexplored.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2018 11:08
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2020 23:06

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