Richard Sennett, here at Bilgi, tomorrow

This event is cancelled. Just received the mail 20 minutes ago! (23:30)  A little late to announce cancellation?

Richard Sennett


I just got the news that Prof. Sennett, such a major and famous figure in sociology is actually lecturing at Bilgi U. In fact, my own MA lecture will start at the same room after his finishes:) Here is the announcement:

Department of Sociology (of Istanbul Bilgi University) cordially invites you to a talk by Richard Sennett -Professor of Sociology at LSE and NYU- on his recent studies of urbanity. Prof. Sennett is best known for his studies of social ties in cities, and the effects of urban living on individuals in the modern world.

“He focuses on how people can become competent interpreters of their own experience, despite the obstacles society may put in their way. His research thus involves interviewing and ethnography; he also draws on the historical record to set these first-person accounts in context. As a social analyst, Mr. Sennett stands at the end of a long line of pragmatist thought, stretching from Richard Rorty back to William James” For futher information please follow the link of his own personal web-site:

Date: November 3, 2009
Place: Santral Campus, E-4 305
Time: 18:30

His selected works are:

* How I write: Sociology as Literature
* The Craftsman
* The Culture of the New Capitalism
* Respect in a World of Inequality
* The Corrosion of Character, The Personal Consequences Of Work In the New Capitalism
* Flesh and Stone: The Body And The City In Western Civilization
* The Conscience of the Eye: The Design and Social Life of Cities
* Authority
* The Fall of Public Man
* The Uses of Disorder: Personal Identity & City Life
* Families Against the City: Middle Class Homes of Industrial Chicago, 1872-1890
* Classic Essays On The Culture Of Cities
* Nineteenth Century Cities: Essays In The New Urban History

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: