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Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community - Robert D. Putnam
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743203043 (0743203046)
ASIN: 743203046
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
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Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
Other reviewers have expressed it more eloquently, but it's not a very good book. It's a magazine trend piece about how the US is going to hell in a handbasket these days because no one belongs to bowling leagues anymore. Because a single correlation must equal causation, right? Idiot.
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