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The culture of the new capitalism [electronic resource] /Richard Sennett.

By: Sennett, Richard, 1943-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Castle lectures in ethics, politics, and economics: Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (214 p.).ISBN: 9780300128727 (electronic bk.); 030012872X (electronic bk.); 030010782X; 9780300107821; 1281721875; 9781281721877.Subject(s): Industrial sociology | Capitalism -- Social aspects | Industrial organization | Bureaucracy | Economic history | Sociologie industrielle | Capitalisme -- Aspect social | Industrie -- Organisation, contrôle, etc | Bureaucratie | Histoire économique | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture | Kapitalisme | Sociale aspecten | კაპიტალიზმის სოციალური ასპექტებიGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 306.3/6 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Bureaucracy -- Talent and the specter of uselessness -- Consuming politics -- Social capitalism in our time.
Summary: How is a classic book to be defined? How much time must elapse before a work may be judged a 'classic'? And among all the works of American literature, which deserve the designation? In this provocative new book Denis Donoghue essays to answer these questions. He presents his own short list of 'relative' classics - works whose appeal may not be universal but which nonetheless have occupied an important place in our culture for more than a century. These books have survived the abuses of time - neglect, contempt, indifference, willful readings, excesses of praise and hyperbole. Donoghue bestows the term classic on just five American works: Melville's Moby-Dick, Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Thoreau's Walden, Whitman's Leaves of Grass, and Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Examining each in a separate chapter, he discusses how the writings have been received and interpreted, and he offers his own contemporary radings, suggesting, for example, that in the post-9/11 era, Moby-Dick may be rewardingly read as a revenge tragedy. Donoghue extends an irresistible invitation to open the pages of these American classics again, demonstrating with wit and acuity how very much they have to say to us now. Also available by Denis Donoghue: Speaking of Beauty, A New York Times Notable Book for 2003.
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"This book was given as the Castle Lectures in Ethics, Politics, and Economics, delivered by Richard Sennett at Yale University in 2004"--P. facing t.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-203) and index.

Bureaucracy -- Talent and the specter of uselessness -- Consuming politics -- Social capitalism in our time.

How is a classic book to be defined? How much time must elapse before a work may be judged a 'classic'? And among all the works of American literature, which deserve the designation? In this provocative new book Denis Donoghue essays to answer these questions. He presents his own short list of 'relative' classics - works whose appeal may not be universal but which nonetheless have occupied an important place in our culture for more than a century. These books have survived the abuses of time - neglect, contempt, indifference, willful readings, excesses of praise and hyperbole. Donoghue bestows the term classic on just five American works: Melville's Moby-Dick, Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Thoreau's Walden, Whitman's Leaves of Grass, and Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Examining each in a separate chapter, he discusses how the writings have been received and interpreted, and he offers his own contemporary radings, suggesting, for example, that in the post-9/11 era, Moby-Dick may be rewardingly read as a revenge tragedy. Donoghue extends an irresistible invitation to open the pages of these American classics again, demonstrating with wit and acuity how very much they have to say to us now. Also available by Denis Donoghue: Speaking of Beauty, A New York Times Notable Book for 2003.

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