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Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community

The Collapse and Revival of American Community

Robert Putnam

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BOWLING ALONE warns Americans that their stock of "social capital", the very fabric of their connections with each other, has been accelerating down. Putnam describes the resulting impoverishment of their lives and communities.

Drawing on evidence that includes nearly half a million interviews conducted over a quarter of a century in America, Putnam shows how changes in work, family structure, age, suburban life, television, computers, women's roles and other factors are isolating Americans from each other in a trend whose reflection can clearly be seen in British society. We sign 30 percent fewer petitions than we did ten years ago. Membership in organisations- from the Boy Scouts to political parties and the Church is falling. Ties with friends and relatives are fraying: we're 35 percent less likely to visit our neighbours or have dinner with our families than we were thirty years ago. We watch sport alone instead of with our friends.

A century ago, American citizens' means of connecting were at a low point after decades of urbanisation, industrialisation and immigration uprooted them from families and friends. That generation demonstrated a capacity for renewal by creating the organisations that pulled Americans together. Putnam shows how we can learn from them and reinvent common enterprises that will make us secure, productive, happy and hopeful.

Alan Ryan The New York Review of Books Rich, dense, thoughtful, fascinating...packed with provocative information about the social and political habits of twentieth-century Americans.

Robert D. Putnam is the Malkin Research Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and a former Dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Nationally honored as a leading humanist and a renowned scientist, he has written fourteen books, including the bestselling 
Our Kids and 
Bowling Alone, and has consulted for the last four US Presidents. In 2012, President Obama awarded him the National Humanities Medal, the nation’s highest honor for contributions to the humanities. His research program, the Saguaro Seminar, is dedicated to fostering civic engagement in America. Visit RobertDPutnam.com.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 544
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-7432-0304-3
Verlag Simon & Schuster UK
Maße (L/B/H) 21.6/15/3.3 cm
Gewicht 486 g
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  • Contents
    SECTION I: INTRODUCTION
    CHAPTER 1: Thinking about Social Change in America
    SECTION II: TRENDS IN CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND SOCIAL CAPITAL
    CHAPTER 2: Political Participation
    CHAPTER 3: Civic Participation
    CHAPTER 4: Religious Participation
    CHAPTER 5: Connections in the Workplace
    CHAPTER 6: Informal Social Connections
    CHAPTER 7: Altruism, Volunteering, and Philanthropy
    CHAPTER 8: Reciprocity, Honesty, and Trust
    CHAPTER 9: Against the Tide? Small Groups, Social Movements, and the Net
    SECTION III: WHY?
    CHAPTER 10: Introduction
    CHAPTER 11: Pressures of Time and Money
    CHAPTER 12: Mobility and Sprawl
    CHAPTER 13: Technology and Mass Media
    CHAPTER 14: From Generation to Generation
    CHAPTER 15: What Killed Civic Engagement? Summing Up
    SECTION IV: SO WHAT? (with the assistance of Kristin A. Goss)
    CHAPTER 16: Introduction
    CHAPTER 17: Education and Children's Welfare
    CHAPTER 18: Safe and Productive Neighborhoods
    CHAPTER 19: Economic Prosperity
    CHAPTER 20: Health and Happiness
    CHAPTER 21: Democracy
    CHAPTER 22: The Dark Side of Social Capital
    SECTION V: WHAT IS TO BE DONE?
    CHAPTER 23: Lessons of History: The Gilded Age and the Progressive Era
    CHAPTER 24: 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 and Professional Associations
    NOTES
    THE STORY BEHIND THIS BOOK
    INDEX