Writers and Company | Sep 8, 2013 | 52:21

Professor Richard Sennett interview

Richard Sennett is a social analyst, and writer, with his work falling under the heading "culture studies." But this isn't dry stuff - his work is "an elegant mix of interview, anecdote, and deep book-research."

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