2009: Richard Sennett
Resilience in the World of New Capitalism
Richard Sennett will step back from the daily news about crisis and restoration and take another track to analyse the situation, i.e. by considering the phenomenon of resilience – not as a return to the past, a restoration, but as a change to a new future, a reconstruction. Elaborating on ideas in his latest book, The Craftsman, Sennett locates the possibilities of resilience on the level of labour conditions, rather than on financial institutions and regulations.
Prof.dr. Richard Sennett is professor of sociology at the London School of Economics and the New York University. His research and publications within sociology and philosophy of culture cover as diverse topics as capitalism and labor relations, cities and public life, respect and craftsmenship. His most recent books include The Craftsman (Yale UP 2008), The Culture of New Capitalism (Yale UP 2005), and Respect, In an Age of Inequality (Penguin 2002).
Keynote Speaker: Richard Sennett
Discussants: Evelien Tonkens & Peter-Paul Verbeek
You can listen to (or download) the soundrecording of Richard Sennett's lecture and the discussion that followed afterwards: mms://wmvideo.service.rug.nl/sggmultimedia/2009voorjaar/sennett.mp3
The interview in De Volkskrant (Dutch)
|Last modified:||13 January 2014 5.28 p.m.|