Are we now so self-absorbed that we take little interest in the world beyond our own lives? Or has public life left no place for individuals to participate? This title examines the growing imbalance between private and public experience, and asks what can bring us to reconnect with our communities.
Richard Sennett now works at the LSE where he runs their Cities Programme. His previous publications include his best-seller THE CORROSION OF CHARACTER. His next book, RESPECT: THE FORMATION OF CHARACTER IN A WORLD OF INEQUALITY, will be publishedby Allen Lane in January 2003.