20 June 2008

Hear Richard Sennett at the Edinburgh Book Festival

As part of the Edinburgh Book Festival
Richard Sennett will be speaking about his new book The Craftsman - tickets £9.00

Sun 10/08/2008
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Society and Culture

What does it mean today to learn a craft, a skill or a hobby? In The Craftsman, esteemed Professor of Sociology Richard Sennett explores why we have needed practical activity, how the role of the skilled craftsman has changed over time, and what motivates individuals to become obsessive and inspired by a hobby, including his own attempts to learn the piano.

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