Sennett – both a profound social thinker and a graceful, humane stylist – is a true artisan of ideas. And the value of craft is always central to his vision.
This book about co-operation shows via a rich array of studies – from instrument repair to community activism – how we have to work with skill at making, and re-making, social bonds. He argues that a "winner takes all" society of loose or frayed connections has eroded our co-operative capacity.
So he offers a whole workshop of methods and proposals to re-knot the ties that bind.