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Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community  Cover Image Book Book

Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community / Robert D. Putnam.

Putnam, Robert D. (Author).

Record details

  • OCLC: ocm43599073
  • ISBN: 9780743203043 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0684832836
  • ISBN: 9780684832838
  • ISBN: 0743203046 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 541 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster, c2000.

Content descriptions

Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [445]-504) and index.
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.
Summary: "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 suicide, low birth weight, and prenatal mortality. Social capital is also a strong predictor of crime rates and other measures of neighborhood quality of life, as it is of our health: In quantitative terms, if you both smoke and belong to no groups, it's a close call as to which is the riskier behavior."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject: United States > Social conditions > 1945-
Social change > United States > History > 20th century.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at ASLAN - Network. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Asbury Theological Seminary.


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KY Campus HN65 .P878 2001 1081010544 Stacks Available -

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