Reviews

  • As challenging and demanding as cooperation is, it has been our species' secret weapon, and those of us alive today are the descendants of people who had what it takes to make it work. This thoughtful book outlines the craftsmanship we will need to ensure that it continues to do so

    Mark Pagel, New Scientist
  • A fresh exploration of one of the oldest conundrums facing social theory, which is how cooperation between people is forged and maintained

    Frank Furedi, Times Higher Education
  • To call this captivating writer an academic sociologist makes as much, or as little, sense as labelling Mozart a court musician ... Eclectic, ecumenical, Sennett leads us with charm and candour down his chosen routes to renovation

    Boyd Tonkin, The Independent
  • Together is a profound mediation on how humans act as social animals, and an inspiring call for us all to try and embrace differences of tribe, religion and class

    Ian Critchley, Sunday Times
  • The book offers an artisanal response to a post-industrial condition ... In this sense, Sennett is a true heir to John Ruskin and William Morris

    Terry Eagleton, Times Literary Supplement
  • Richard Sennett's new book is an excellent resource to help us [work with others], and what shines through it is Sennett's own humanity. He is an excellent scholar and a very agile thinker ... this is a book that should be widely read

    Kester Brewin, Third Way
  • Co-operation is hard because it is about learning to live with people who think differently or don't know what they think at all. Sennett wants to remind us that this is a skill, and like any skill it takes patience and practice

    David Runciman, The Guardian