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Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community

Author: Robert D Putnam
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2000.
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"Putnam's work shows how social bonds are the most powerful predictor of life satisfaction. For example, he reports that getting married is the equivalent of quadrupling your income and attending a club meeting regularly is the equivalent of doubling your income. The loss of social capital is felt in critical ways: Communities with less social capital have lower educational performance and more teen pregnancy, child  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Putnam, Robert D.
Bowling alone.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2000
(OCoLC)765746920
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Putnam
ISBN: 0684832836 9780684832838 0743203046 9780743203043
OCLC Number: 43599073
Description: 541 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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.
Responsibility: Robert D. Putnam.
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In a groundbreaking book based on vast new data, Robert Putnam shows how we have become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbours and  Read more...

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Julia Keller "Chicago Tribune" A learned and clearly focused snapshot of a crucial moment in American history.

 
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