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Bowling Alone - 2 Edition by Robert D Putnam (Paperback)

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Edition: 2 Edition

Number of Pages: 544

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: Anthropology

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Book theme: Cultural & Social

Author: Robert D Putnam

Language: English

TCIN: 11814986
UPC: 9780743203043
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-6825

Description

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.

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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