Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
Simon and Schuster, 2000 - 541 pages
Drawing on vast new data that reveal Americans’ changing behavior, Putnam shows how we have become increasingly disconnected from one another and how social structures—whether they be PTA, church, or political parties—have disintegrated. Until the publication of this groundbreaking work, no one had so deftly diagnosed the harm that these broken bonds have wreaked on our physical and civic health, nor had anyone exalted their fundamental power in creating a society that is happy, healthy, and safe.
Like defining works from the past, such as The Lonely Crowd and The Affluent Society, and like the works of C. Wright Mills and Betty Friedan, Putnam’s Bowling Alone has identified a central crisis at the heart of our society and suggests what we can do.
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Review: Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American CommunityAvis d'utilisateur - Kearstin - Goodreads
formative text from my college days in the 90's Consulter l'avis complet
Review: Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American CommunityAvis d'utilisateur - John - Goodreads
There is a lot in this book that is fascinating, but like Putnam's other study, "American Grace," this probably works better as a book to scan through for a few hours rather than a book to sit down ... Consulter l'avis complet
Look homeward, America: in search of reactionary radicals and front-porch ...
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CONTENTS THINKING ABOUT SOCIAL CHANGE IN AMERICA
TRENDs IN CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND SOCIAL CAPITAL
Connections in the Workplace
Informal Social Connections
Altruism Volunteering and Philanthropy
Reciprocity Honesty and Trust
Education and Childrens Welfare
Safe and Productive Neighborhoods
Health and Happiness
CHAPTER 22 The Dark Side of Social Capital
WHAT Is TO BE DONE?
Lessons of History The Gilded Age and
Against the Tide? Small Groups Social Movements
Pressures of Time and Money
Mobility and Sprawl
Technology and Mass Media
From Generation to Generation
What Killed Civic Engagement? Summing Up