Loose Connections Joining Together in America's Fragmented Communities

ISBN-10: 0674007972
ISBN-13: 9780674007970
Edition: 1998
Authors: Robert Wuthnow
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Description: To those who charge that Americans are at home watching television rather than getting involved in their communities, the author answers that while certain kinds of civic engagement may be declining, innovative new forms are taking their place.

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Book details

List price: $30.50
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 5/3/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

To those who charge that Americans are at home watching television rather than getting involved in their communities, the author answers that while certain kinds of civic engagement may be declining, innovative new forms are taking their place.

Robert Wuthnow, a native of Kansas, teaches sociology and directs the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University. He is the author of many books about American religion and culture, including "Remaking the Heartland: Middle America since the 1950s" and "Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future" (both Princeton).

Introduction
Breaking Apart, Coming Together
The Changing Meanings of Involvement
Porous Institutions
Saving the Suburbs
Against the Odds in the Inner City
Surviving in Small-Town America
The Good Citizen
The Question of Trust
The Larger Picture
Methods
Notes
Index

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