Richard Sennett

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Richard Sennett is a sociologist at New York University, where he co-founded the New York Institute for the Humanities, as well as the London School of Economics.

One of his books, Flesh and Stone, according to his website, is "a history of the city in Western civilization, one that tells the story of urban life through bodily experience." This seems to complement his other works, which focus on the study of work and life in urban environments in the context of ever-evolving capitalism. Other books in this vein include The Craftsman, Respect, in an Age of Inequality, and The Culture of the New Capitalism.