Bowling Alone The Collapse and Revival of American Community
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Description: Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work -- but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume,Bowling Alone,whichThe Economisthailed as "a prodigious achievement." 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 asThe Lonely CrowdandThe Affluent Society,and like the works of C. Wright Mills and Betty Friedan, Putnam'sBowling Alonehas identified a central crisis at the heart of our society and suggests what we can do.
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Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 8/7/2001
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
|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|
|Against the Tide? Small Groups, Social Movements, and the Net|
|Pressures of Time and Money|
|Mobility and Sprawl|
|Technology and Mass Media|
|From Generation to Generation|
|What Killed Civic Engagement? Summing Up|
|So What? (with the assistance of Kristin A. Goss)|
|Education and Children's Welfare|
|Safe and Productive Neighborhoods|
|Health and Happiness|
|The Dark Side of Social Capital|
|What is to be Done?|
|Lessons of History: The Gilded Age and the Progressive Era|
|Toward an Agenda for Social Capitalists|
|Measuring Social Change|
|Sources for Figures and Tables|
|The Rise and Fall of Civic and Professional Associations|
|The Story Behind this Book|