Authority

Sennett, Richard
Year Published:  1993   First Published: 
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX7308

Social philospher Richard Sennett has written a book that looks at the cycles of rebellion and surrender both in our public and our private lives. He examines the structures of power and the notion of an "authority crisis". He believes the push and pull between management and labour is inevitable and enduring. He feels that for people to become free we need to give up our false notions of autonomy (the worker) and also the equally false notion of benevolence (the manager). By doing so we will make authority visible and make it the first step toward freedom.


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