LSE Professor of Sociology Richard Sennett is the winner of the 2006 Hegel Prize, awarded by the German city of Stuttgart.
The Hegel prize has been awarded to prominent thinkers every three years since 1970. Past winners include Jurgen Habermas and Paul Ricoeur.
Professor Sennett, who is also a professor in New York University's Department of Sociology, has been chosen as this year's winner for 'a rational analysis of our times'.
At LSE, he teaches in the Cities Programme and trains doctoral students in the sociology of culture. He is also a member of LSE's Council.
His three most recent books are studies of modern capitalism: The Culture of the New Capitalism, (Yale, 2006), Respect in an Age of Inequality, (Penguin, 2003) and The Corrosion of Character, (Norton 1998).
Professor Sennett has previously been awarded the Amalfi and the Ebert prizes for sociology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Society of Literature, the Royal Society of the Arts, and the Academia Europea. He is past president of the American Council on Work and the former Director of the New York Institute for the Humanities.
LSE Director Howard Davies said: 'This is a fitting tribute to Richard Sennett, whose reputation as a sociologist and historian is truly international. We congratulate him very warmly on this signal honour.'
The prize will formally be awarded to Professor Sennett at a ceremony in early 2007.
Contact Judith Higgin, LSE Press Office, 020 7955 7582
Sennett wins award (8 Dec 06)
Richard Sennett, professor of sociology at LSE, is the winner of the 2006 Hegel Prize, awarded to a prominent thinker once every three years.
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LSE Professor of Sociology Richard Sennett is the winner of the 2006 Hegel Prize, awarded by the German city of Stuttgart. http://media-newswire.com/release_1039856.html
30 November 2006