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Bowling Alone : The Collapse and Revival of American Community (Paperback) (Robert D. Putnam)

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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 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.
Shows how changes in work, family structure, women's roles, and other factors have caused people to become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and democratic structures--and how they may reconnect.
Number of Pages: 541
Genre: Social Science, History
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Robert D. Putnam
Language: English
Street Date: July 31, 2001
TCIN: 11814986
UPC: 9780743203043
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-6825
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