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Perhaps a bit dated, but every bit as relevant as it was when first published Society still hasn t recognized the suffering imposed by the invisible class system that is still firmly in place Please seeat Sects and Violence in the Ancient World Perhaps a bit dated, but every bit as relevant as it was when first published Society still hasn t recognized the suffering imposed by the invisible class system that is still firmly in place Please seeat Sects and Violence in the Ancient World When I read this book twenty years ago I found it very powerful It was recommended by a close friend, a physician and ABD all but dissertation sociologist who studied with Robert Merton Probably not a word would be less valid today than then Twenty years later I stand by giving it at least four stars. @Free E-pub ⚣ The Hidden Injuries of Class ¸ In this intrepid, groundbreaking book, Richard Sennett and Jonathan Cobb uncover and define a new form of class conflict in America an internal conflict in the heart and mind of the white blue collar worker who measures his own value against those lives and occupations to which our society gives a special premium The authors conclude that in the games of hierarchical respect, no class can emerge the victor and that true egalitarianism can be achieved only by rediscovering diverse concepts of human dignity Examining personal feelings in terms of a totality of human relations, and looking beyond the struggle for economic survival, The Hidden Injuries of Class takes an important step forward in the sociological critique of everyday life A classic, essential piece of sociology exploring the meaning of class in everyday life in the context of a politics of post war capitalism that accentuates the individual and individualism, along with the ideal that a lack of success is a personal failing Historically aware it may deal with the post war USA but Sennett Cobb s intellectual sophistication means that they are able to draw on rich insights from 19th and 20th century political, sociological and intellectual work, all in a book A classic, essential piece of sociology exploring the meaning of class in everyday life in the context of a politics of post war capitalism that accentuates the individual and individualism, along with the ideal that a lack of success is a personal failing Historically aware it may deal with the post war USA but Sennett Cobb s intellectual sophistication means that they are able to draw on rich insights from 19th and 20th century political, sociological and intellectual work, all in a book where learning and theory is lightly worn This was a very interesting, yet sad book to read There have been studies done that show how class mobility is much rarer in our allegedly classless society when compared to the famously class conscious England and this book sheds light on how this works It shows the burdens society puts on manual laborers and how the figment of a classless society puts the blame squarely on the individuals who don t obtain the American Dream The interviews show how these workers understand that the stack is This was a very interesting, yet sad book to read There have been studies done that show how class mobility is much rarer in our allegedly classless society when compared to the famously class conscious England and this book sheds light on how this works It shows the burdens society puts on manual laborers and how the figment of a classless society puts the blame squarely on the individuals who don t obtain the American Dream The interviews show how these workers understand that the stack is decked, but still internalize the societal burdens in unhealthy ways and pass them on to their children Even escape to a white collar job doesn t get rid of the feeling of being an impostor or a betrayer in fact, escape seems impossible Also sobering that this book was written when manufacturing in America was at an apex and people could make good livings from this sort of work Definitely illuminates our societal crisis we have on our hands if these feelings of shame were surfacing when times were comparably good Richard Sennett, AB 64Co author This is an important book, a dangerous, subversive book in fact Written in clear, emotional language for the ordinary person to comprehend This book delves into areas rarely discussed and articulated, those of class status and legitimate power This book lays bare some key underlying fallacies of the great American con game Properly understood, this book would lead to revolt and riot at the massive fraud being committed against humanity and human potential, this book opened my eyes about the This is an important book, a dangerous, subversive book in fact Written in clear, emotional language for the ordinary person to comprehend This book delves into areas rarely discussed and articulated, those of class status and legitimate power This book lays bare some key underlying fallacies of the great American con game Properly understood, this book would lead to revolt and riot at the massive fraud being committed against humanity and human potential, this book opened my eyes about the invisible chains that keep us bound This is an author I will actively seek out again describe los da os psicol gicos infligidos a los hombres trabajadores de boston, que tienden a creer que si no consiguen prosperar es por su propia incapacidad, con los consiguientes sentimientos de hostilidad, resentimiento y verg enza Desigualdad P g.189 describe los da os psicol gicos infligidos a los hombres trabajadores de boston, que tienden a creer que si no consiguen prosperar es por su propia incapacidad, con los consiguientes sentimientos de hostilidad, resentimiento y verg enza Desigualdad P g.189 This is stunningly good not least since it conforms with things I ve been saying about social class for years, mostly based on my own experience But this does so muchcomprehensively than I have in the past and gives many additional examples that I hadn t thought about that go to complicate, but also illuminate, what class alienation means and encourages.The myth is that we live in a meritocracy and since we live in a meritocracy people who do not succeed have only themselves to blame This is stunningly good not least since it conforms with things I ve been saying about social class for years, mostly based on my own experience But this does so muchcomprehensively than I have in the past and gives many additional examples that I hadn t thought about that go to complicate, but also illuminate, what class alienation means and encourages.The myth is that we live in a meritocracy and since we live in a meritocracy people who do not succeed have only themselves to blame which they do and so we also live in a society that breeds status anxiety People meant to succeed will no matter what the obstacles they face for isn t that the meaning of the Helen Keller story and so our own failures to live up to our potential is a heavy burden we all, all but the very few, must live with.Fortunately, even if we do not succeed we can do our best to make sure that our children get the opportunities we either did not get or squandered We will make the necessary sacrifices, buy the Encyclopaedia something that shows the age of this book today I guess it is internet access and an iPad and do all we can to keep our kids at school for as long as we can to give them the best chance we can so that they don t end up like us.And that last clause is, for me, the hidden injury of class in a nutshell In a society that is as riven with class loathing as our society is the idea that the best we can do for our children is to ensure they don t end up like us is unspeakably horrible The working class in our society are not seen as having a culture that is different from the ruling class rather, they are seen as being devoid of culture altogether Ruling class culture is hegemonic and all consuming and to lack in this culture is to be denied what it means to be human This is a source of shame one that is constantly used against the working class and not least by the working class themselves Wantingfor one s children is wanting to negate one s self How could that not be born of self loathing The matter is made worse by the social condition of working class people in their work Here they are without power or ability to decide anything about how they shall work not the pace, quality, manner nothing To survive in such a working environment one must alienate one s self from what one is forced to perform There is a remarkable part of this book where a man has bought an encyclopaedia for his child and to pay off the many hundreds of dollars this has cost him he needs to work overtime And the author considers the level of resentment the worker feels at having to do this overtime One of the stunningly profound observations made is that what the workman probably resents the most about this situation is that this places too strong a connection between the two lives the workman needs to keep separate in his mind to avoid contaminating one with the other Work is a loathsome place where he must go, and so he needs to place barriers around his true self as if to protect it from a great evil Home is a space of love and this forced linking of these two worlds what De Bois refers to in a similar but different situation as double consciousness forces a kind of multiple personality disorder in the worker a cognitive dissonance that is confused, but painful That is, needing to spendtime at work in a place of loathing so as to do something for one s child brings both worlds into collision.The discussion of how people that are praised for their work are likely to perform worse afterwards also speaks to this idea of the alienation between work and life or rather between work and one s sense of self worth The irony being that being praise for being good at something you loath, something that diminishes your humanity that is, like most work in modern society can have the opposite of the intended effect.The discussion on which jobs are most highly regarded is stunningly interesting where jobs that you do not manage others, can be independent of them, but also do good like a doctor are the most highly esteemed, while the jobs with the most power politician, banker, manager are much less so The author discusses the horrors inflicted on working class children in schools and how their teachers are often overly efficient at communicating the message that they do not have what it takes to be successful learners I ve discussed this endlessly elsewhere, but these injuries are not nearly so hidden.The thing I m most likely to take away from this book is the double nature of the notion of sacrifice developed here sacrifice as a way of allowing one s children an escape route from the indignities of class but also how this is a kind of sacrificing of one s own identity and self worth The obligations this sacrifice places on the children, obligations to success that the actual rules of the society are virtually designed to ensure will never be realised, makes these sacrifices tragic in all senses Here parents sacrifice their own happiness in the hope their children will become something other than what they themselves are, only for their children to become, even if successful, alienated from both the world of their parents and from the world of the class their parents hoped they would be welcomed into If the children fail the sacrifices become evenmeaningless Like today, the promise of education of providing access to higher social classes evaporates as soon as it appears to come within grasp This book provides a clear view into the injuries too often hidden by our individualised society that personalises social harms G n m zdeki a a lanma rejimi eskisinden daha az zalim ama daha sinsidir diyor Senneth S n fl bir toplum, insanlar n rettikleri eyin gere i olarak hak ettiklerini alamad klar bir toplumdur form l ok basit gibi g r nebilir ama arp t labilir, zira hak etmek ne demektir o u birey i in imdiki ama , m lk edinmek, sahip olmak, tahakk m etmek de il, maddi eylerin karma k, alacal , ba kalar nca kolayca idrak edilemeyen bir i sel benlik yaratmaya yard mc olmas d r nk sadece b ylesi bir G n m zdeki a a lanma rejimi eskisinden daha az zalim ama daha sinsidir diyor Senneth S n fl bir toplum, insanlar n rettikleri eyin gere i olarak hak ettiklerini alamad klar bir toplumdur form l ok basit gibi g r nebilir ama arp t labilir, zira hak etmek ne demektir o u birey i in imdiki ama , m lk edinmek, sahip olmak, tahakk m etmek de il, maddi eylerin karma k, alacal , ba kalar nca kolayca idrak edilemeyen bir i sel benlik yaratmaya yard mc olmas d r nk sadece b ylesi bir psikolojik z rhla bir insan, s n fl toplum ko ullar nda bir zg rl k olu turmay umut edebilir nsanlar n sistematik olarak, istemsiz bir bi imde toplumsal yap n n duygusal pen esinden kurtulmaya al rken tuttuklar yol, bir b t n olarak s n f d zenini s rd r r.Kitab n sonu b l m nden par alarb bunlar