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Better together : restoring the American community

Author: Robert D Putnam; Lewis M Feldstein; Don Cohen
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a hopeful message about civic renewal with stories of a dozen places around the country where people are engaging in new forms of social activism and community renewal.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Putnam; Lewis M Feldstein; Don Cohen
ISBN: 0743235460 9780743235464 0743235479 9780743235471
OCLC Number: 52410295
Description: xvi, 318 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Valley Interfaith : the most dangerous thing we do is talk to our neighbors --
Branch libraries : the heartbeat of the community --
Shipyard Project : building bridges with dance --
Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative : grass roots in the city --
Tupelo model : building a community first --
Saddleback Church : from crowd to congregation --
Do something : letting young people lead --
Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers : the whole social thing --
Experience Corps : bringing old heads to the schools --
UPS : diversity and cohesion --
Craigslist.org : is virtual community real? --
Portland : a positive epidemic of civic engagement --
Conclusion : making social capital work.
Responsibility: Robert D. Putnam and Lewis M. Feldstein ; with Don Cohen.
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From bestselling author Robert Putnam, comes a groundbreaking follow-up book that puts into practice the lessons learnt from BOWLING ALONE.  Read more...

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The Hartford Courant If Bowling Alone made readers think, perhaps Better Together will make them act.

 
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by pgkenn (WorldCat user published 2005-10-22) Good Permalink
But I can't help but wish that the book had presented more of the systematic analysis that was at the heart of Bowling Alone. Very andecdotal.A good read nonetheless.
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