The Fall of Public Man (Paperback)

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A landmark study of urban society, reissued for the 40th anniversary of the original publication with a new epilogue by the author.


A sweeping, farsighted study of the changing nature of public culture and urban society, The Fall of Public Man spans more than two centuries of Western sociopolitical evolution and investigates the causes of our declining involvement in political life. Richard Sennett’s insights into the danger of the cult of individualism remain thoroughly relevant to our world today. In a new epilogue, he extends his analysis to the new “public” realm of social media, questioning how public culture has fared since the digital revolution.

About the Author


Richard Sennett’s books include The Corrosion of Character, Flesh and Stone, and Respect. He was the founding director of the New York Institute for the Humanities and now teaches sociology at New York University and at the London School of Economics.

Praise For…


A powerful argument for a more formal public culture and a swipe against the
rise of a self-indulgent counter-culture.
— Melissa Benn, - Guardian

Brilliant. . . . One admires the breadth of Professor Sennett’s erudition,
the reach of his historical imagination, the doggedness of his analysis.
— Christopher Lehmann-Haupt - New York Times

Provocative. . . . Sennett brings us to an undeniably recognizable place, the
contemporary urban scene.
— Richard Todd - The Atlantic
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393353747
ISBN-10: 0393353745
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: April 11th, 2017
Pages: 512
Language: English