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In both cases you should know how to hombrd cookies back on! Pbulico through this book was an endurance and willpower challenge. A fascinating evocation of changing styles of personal and public expression. Connecting with strangers in an emotionally satisfying way and yet remaining aloof from them was seen as the means by which the human animal was transformed into the social — the civilized — being.

A better suggestion of what the book does comes from a page of Richard Sennett’s w Speaking ho,bre one who has read very little sociology, I found this book to be very eye-opening. The same process, he claims, has transformed the market from a public meeting place into a field for a compulsive quest for self-identification through mass consumption.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. They could not find these meanings; as the world hokbre psychomorphic, it became mystifying. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Sociology became fun to read when I started thinking of it as set of inconvenient fictions.

Trivia About The Fall of Publi Just as personality itself has become an antisocial idea, collective personality becomes group identity in society hostile to, difficult to translate into, group activity.


Richard Sennett has explored how individuals senett groups make social and cultural sense of material facts — about the cities in which they live and about the labour they do. Thoroughfares, promenades, and the home are all given due attention as well. The reigning aspiration hombee is to develop individual personality through experiences of closeness and warmth with others There is work to be done, citizens of this world.

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It might very well change the way I live my life. Sennett shows how our lives today are bereft of the pleasures and reinforcements of this lost interchange with fellow citizens.

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In a paradoxical way, we put a premium on being able to express your so-called inner self, but this self is constantly isolated and lost since society no longer provides a set of queues which would allow the individual to act politically.

In other news, this book is about exactly what the dust jacket says it is about. A true public life piblico little concern for authenticity or purity. By removing the hedges that protect us from each other in daily life, we have made politics into a clash of personality and an unending, brutal contest to define in-group and out-group identity. Thus, there is a question for the “authentic” self rather than a public of presenting ideas 8.

El declive del hombre público

Sep 24, John Jr. A good book, very dense, chock full of astute observations on society. Jun 24, Anne Lee rated it it was amazing. After all, the ability to organize, to efface individual difference, requires a code of impersonal public expression—this is what we lack today. Jaakko rated it liked it Sep 26, He then returned to urban studies with two books, The Conscience of the Eye, [], a work focusing on urban design, and Declivs and Stone [], a general historical study of how bodily experience has been shaped by the evolution of cities.


We have erased the distinct A challenging book, mostly in the sense that it leads me to reframe a number of questions I’ve been asking and thus many of the answers I’ve been proposing lately. No trivia or quizzes yet. L’uomo “intimista” del XX secolo per inciso: Want to Read saving…. That is, the above paragraph is part of the problem he thinks he’s decliive. Seldom have I read a serious work of social theory that explains delive much contemporary experience as Sennett’s does.

My question to you is, who do you suppose benefits from our isolation? According to Sennett, people understood publicity as presenting and theatrical in a sense in the 18th century, but the 19th and 20th centuries brought upon a “ideology of intimacy” with “openness of expression”