Review: Flesh and Stone: The Body and the City in Western Civilization by Richard Sennett. Richard Brilliant. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Richard Sennett. · Rating details · ratings · 19 reviews. Flesh and Stone is the story of the deepest parts of life—how women and men moved in public. Flesh and Stone is a history of the city in Western civilization, one that tells the story of urban life through bodily experience. It recounts how women and men.

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So, read it for the tour, but don’t base your own conclusions on Sennett’s. Throughout his exploration, Sennett ties developments in western urban life to then contemporary understandings of rochard body and its processes.

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And this can only occur, I believe, by understanding why bodily pain requires a place in which it can be acknowledged, and in which its transcendent origins become visible. Early in Flesh and StoneRichard Sennett probes the ways in which the ancient Athenians experienced nakedness, and the relation of nakedness to the shape of the ancient city, its troubled politics, and the inequalities between men and women.

There’s something new, something old and a lot borrowed in this book – it’s like listening to stories told by your classmate’s talkative grandmother because everyone else is talking about the weather or puppies.

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Flesh and Stone: The Body and the City in Western Civilization

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The idea of freely circulating blood as promoter of good health was reflected then and now in urban designs where new “arteries” and “veins” were constructed for the free circulation of people and goods and waste, e. Write a customer review. The individual becomes a self-contained, tlesh unit moving through the city, claiming her right not to be interfered with and, thereby, isolating herself from society as a whole.

The second part of the book examines how Christian beliefs about the body related to the Christian city. How do fkesh connect the body and the city? Sennett sociology, NYU has constructed a truly unique study of the human history of cities. You are a major press and you owe it to your authors — and readers — to do better than this.

Sennett began a project charting its personal consequences for workers, a project which has carried him up to the present day.

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The final part of Flesh and Stone deals with what happened to urban space as modern scientific understanding of the body cut free from pagan and Christian beliefs. A novel of this kind needs to be elegantly written while getting its period language unobtrusively convincing. Apr 27, David rated it liked it Shelves: My library Ajd Advanced Book Search. Jan 09, Frank Ashe rated it really liked it Shelves: Urban spaces, and how we feel as bodies living in and moving through them, seem strange and manufactured – which they are.



This vivid history of the city in Western civilization tells the story of urban life through bodily experience. For Sennett, ease and comfort pacify the body and desensitize the individual to their connection with others.

To ask other readers questions about Flesh and Stoneplease sign up. He tackles the history of the development of the city in terms of the human body’s function and perception Richard Sennett is the best. Sennett examines Athens of the Fifth Century B.

Read more Read less. This resulted in more frequent bathing to open pores clotted with dirt, the loosening of clothing, and in terms of cities, the introduction of “lungs” in the form of parks and the paving and cleaning of city streets. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. I try to weed out books I do not use repeatedly and try instead to hold on to only those books that I intend to use in my own academic work.