Come Together—Right Now

Announcing Our Finalists for the Fourth Annual Zócalo Public Square Book Prize

Events like the Olympics and World Cup can reliably be counted on to bring countries and people together for a few weeks around love of sport, hatred of opponents, and deep suspicion of judges and referees. Zócalo’s mission is to create a space that brings people together not just every four years but daily, online and on-the-ground—and to explore places, ideas, and experiences that connect us to one another.

With this in mind, we are proud to honor the author of the book published last year that most enhances our understanding …

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The Second Annual Zócalo Public Square Book Prize was made possible by the generous support of Southern California Gas Company and the Shepard Broad Foundation.

Richard Sennett’s Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and …