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2009: Richard Sennett

Flyer Lolle Nauta Forum 19 maart 2009 Richard Sennett
Flyer Lolle Nauta Forum 19 maart 2009 Richard Sennett
Global capitalism is in collapse, and nearly every government has a plan to restore it. In his lecture

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://

The interview in De Volkskrant (Dutch)

interview Volkskrant
interview Volkskrant
Last modified:13 January 2014 5.28 p.m.