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The Uses of Disorder
Personal Identity and City Life

Sennett, Richard
Publisher:  Vintage
Year Published:  1970  
Pages:  198pp   ISBN:  0-394-71308-7
Resource Type:  Book

An examination of the ways the modern city has failed, and an exploration of new modes of urban organization through which city life can become richer and more life-affirming.


Table of Contents

Part I: A New Puritanism
1. Purified Identity
2. The Myth of a Purified Community
3. How Cities Bring the Myth to Life
4. Planning Purified Cities

Part II: A New Anarchism
5. Outgrowing a Purified Identity
6. The Good Uses of the City
7. The City as an Anarchic System
8. Conclusion: Ordinary Lives in Disorder


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