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The Resource Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community, Robert D. Putnam

Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community, Robert D. Putnam

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Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community
Title
Bowling alone
Title remainder
the collapse and revival of American community
Statement of responsibility
Robert D. Putnam
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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, which The Economist hailed 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
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Putnam, Robert D
Dewey number
306/.0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN65
LC item number
.P878 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • statistics
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  • Social change
  • United States
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Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community, Robert D. Putnam
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [445]-504) and index
Contents
Thinking about social change in America -- Political participation -- Civic participation -- Religious participation -- 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 -- Education and children's welfare -- Safe and productive neighborhoods -- Economic prosperity -- Health and happiness -- Democracy -- The dark side of social capital -- Lessons of history: The Gilded Age and the Progressive Era -- Toward an agenda for social capitalists -- Appendix I: Measuring social change -- Appendix II: Sources for figures and tables -- Appendix III: The rise and fall of civic professional associations -- Notes -- The story behind this book
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
541 p.
Isbn
9780684832838
Lccn
00027278
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm43599073
Label
Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community, Robert D. Putnam
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [445]-504) and index
Contents
Thinking about social change in America -- Political participation -- Civic participation -- Religious participation -- 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 -- Education and children's welfare -- Safe and productive neighborhoods -- Economic prosperity -- Health and happiness -- Democracy -- The dark side of social capital -- Lessons of history: The Gilded Age and the Progressive Era -- Toward an agenda for social capitalists -- Appendix I: Measuring social change -- Appendix II: Sources for figures and tables -- Appendix III: The rise and fall of civic professional associations -- Notes -- The story behind this book
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
541 p.
Isbn
9780684832838
Lccn
00027278
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm43599073

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