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ISBN: 0743203046 / ISBN-13: 9780743203043

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community

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  • Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (Simon & Schuster) – Trade paperback (2001)
    by Robert D Putnam

    Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community

    Trade paperback, Simon & Schuster
    2001
    English
    544 pages

    ISBN: 0743203046
    ISBN-13: 9780743203043

    BOWLING ALONE warns Americans that their stock of "social capital", the very fabric of their connections with each other, has been accelerating down. Putnam describes the resulting impoverishment of their lives and communities. Drawing on evidence that includes nearly half a million interviews conducted over a quarter of a century in America, Putnam shows how changes in work, family structure, age, suburban life, television, computers, women's roles and other factors are isolating Americans from each other in a trend whose ... Show more

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Yegin

Examine the US through "Social Capital"

by Yegin on Apr 4, 2007

Robert Putnam is a specialist on social capital and civic engagement that he is also founder of a program called The Saguaro Seminar: Civic Engagement in America . One of his major works ?Bowling Alone? is mainly about the decline of civic activities and engagement in American society, its reasons and ... More

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