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Richard Sennett, Respect

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Richard Sennett, RespectRespect
The formation of character in an age of inequality

Richard Sennett

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taal: Engels
gepubliceerd door: Allen Lane
eerste editie: 2003
bindwijze: gebonden
isbn: 9780713996173
pagina’s: 288

verworven via: Abebooks

“Unlike food, respect costs nothing. Why, then, should it be in short supply?”

Respect can be attained by gaining success, by developing talents, through financial independence and by helping others. But, Sennett argues, many who are not able to achieve the demands of today’s meritocracy lose the esteem that should be given to them.
From his childhood in a poor Chicago housing project to the contrasting methods of care practised by a nun and a social worker, from the harmonious interaction of musicians to the welfare system, Sennett explores the ways in which mutual respect can forge bonds across the divide of inequality.

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