The Uses of Disorder

The Uses of Disorder Personal Identity and City Life

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Publisher's Synopsis

When first published in 1970, The Uses of Disorder, was a call to arms against the deadening hand of modernist urban planning upon the thriving chaotic city. Written in the aftermath of the 1968 student uprising in the US and Europe, it demands a reimagination of the city and how class, city life and identity combine. Too often, this leads to divisions, such as the middle class flight to the suburbs, leaving the inner cities in desperate straits. In response, Sennett offers an alternative image of a "dense, disorderly, overwhelming cities" that allow for change and the development of community. Fifty years later this book is as essential as it was when it first came out, and remains an inspiration to architects, planners and urban thinkers everywhere.

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Verso

Verso

Verso Books is the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world, publishing one hundred books a year.

Book information

ISBN: 9781839764080
Publisher: Verso
Imprint: Verso
Pub date:
DEWEY: 307.76
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 188g
Height: 197mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 18mm