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Bowling Alone

Bowling Alone Book
Author : Robert D. Putnam
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2001-08-01
ISBN : 0743219031
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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, Bowling Alone, 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.

Bowling Alone Revised and Updated

Bowling Alone  Revised and Updated Book
Author : Robert D. Putnam
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release : 2020-10-13
ISBN : 1982130849
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Updated to include a new chapter about the influence of social media and the Internet—the 20th anniversary edition of Bowling Alone remains a seminal work of social analysis, and its examination of what happened to our sense of community remains more relevant than ever in today’s fractured America. Twenty years, ago, Robert D. Putnam made a seemingly simple observation: once we bowled in leagues, usually after work; but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolized a significant social change that became the basis of the acclaimed bestseller, Bowling Alone, which The Washington Post called “a very important book” and Putnam, “the de Tocqueville of our generation.” Bowling Alone surveyed in detail Americans’ changing behavior over the decades, showing how we had become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and social structures, whether it’s with the PTA, church, clubs, political parties, or bowling leagues. In the revised edition of his classic work, Putnam shows how our shrinking access to the “social capital” that is the reward of communal activity and community sharing still poses a serious threat to our civic and personal health, and how these consequences have a new resonance for our divided country today. He includes critical new material on the pervasive influence of social media and the internet, which has introduced previously unthinkable opportunities for social connection—as well as unprecedented levels of alienation and isolation. At the time of its publication, Putnam’s then-groundbreaking work showed how social bonds are the most powerful predictor of life satisfaction, and how the loss of social capital is felt in critical ways, acting as a strong predictor of crime rates and other measures of neighborhood quality of life, and affecting our health in other ways. While the ways in which we connect, or become disconnected, have changed over the decades, his central argument remains as powerful and urgent as ever: mending our frayed social capital is key to preserving the very fabric of our society.

An Analysis of Robert D Putnam s Bowling Alone

An Analysis of Robert D  Putnam s Bowling Alone Book
Author : Elizabeth Morrow,Lindsay Scorgie-Porter
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-07-05
ISBN : 1351352016
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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American political scientist Robert Putnam wasn’t the first person to recognize that social capital – the relationships between people that allow communities to function well – is the grease that oils the wheels of society. But by publishing Bowling Alone, he moved the debate from one primarily concerned with family and individual relationships one that studied the social capital generated by people’s engagement with the civic life. Putnam drew heavily on the critical thinking skill of interpretation in shaping his work. He took fresh looks at the meaning of evidence that other scholars had made too many assumptions about, and was scrupulous in clarifying what his evidence was really saying. He found that strong social capital has the power to boost health, lower unemployment, and improve life in major ways. As such, any decrease in civic engagement could create serious consequences for society. Putnam’s interpretation of these issues led him to the understanding that if America is to thrive, its citizens must connect.

Virtual Communities

Virtual Communities Book
Author : Felicia Wu Song
Publisher : Peter Lang
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9781433103957
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Does contemporary Internet technology strengthen civic engagement and democratic practice? The recent surge in online community participation has become a cultural phenomenon enmeshed in ongoing debates about the health of American civil society. But observations about online communities often concentrate on ascertaining the true nature of community and democracy, typically rehearsing familiar communitarian and liberal perspectives. This book seeks to understand the technology on its own terms, focusing on how the technological and organizational configurations of online communities frame our contemporary beliefs and assumptions about community and the individual. It analyzes key structural features of thirty award-winning online community websites to show that while the values of individual autonomy, egalitarianism, and freedom of speech dominate the discursive content of these communities, the practical realities of online life are clearly marked by exclusivity and the demands of commercialization and corporate surveillance. Promises of social empowerment are framed within consumer and therapeutic frameworks that undermine their democratic efficacy. As a result, online communities fail to revolutionize the civic landscape because they create cultures of membership that epitomize the commodification of community and public life altogether.

Social Capital

Social Capital Book
Author : Scott L. McLean,David A. Schultz,Manfred B. Steger
Publisher : NYU Press
Release : 2002-11
ISBN : 0814798136
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This collection tackles the theme of isolation and the breakdown of mediating social institutions. It is, in part, a response to Robert Putnam's Bowling Alone as well as an attempt to create a broader idea of civil society.

Bowling Alone

Bowling Alone Book
Author : Elizabeth Morrow,Lindsay Scorgie-Porter
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-07-05
ISBN : 1351350226
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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American political scientist Robert Putnam wasn’t the first person to recognize that social capital – the relationships between people that allow communities to function well – is the grease that oils the wheels of society. But by publishing Bowling Alone, he moved the debate from one primarily concerned with family and individual relationships one that studied the social capital generated by people’s engagement with the civic life. Putnam drew heavily on the critical thinking skill of interpretation in shaping his work. He took fresh looks at the meaning of evidence that other scholars had made too many assumptions about, and was scrupulous in clarifying what his evidence was really saying. He found that strong social capital has the power to boost health, lower unemployment, and improve life in major ways. As such, any decrease in civic engagement could create serious consequences for society. Putnam’s interpretation of these issues led him to the understanding that if America is to thrive, its citizens must connect.

A critical evaluation of Robert Putnam s Bowling Alone America s declining Social Capital

A critical evaluation of Robert Putnam   s    Bowling Alone  America   s declining Social Capital    Book
Author : Jan-David Franke
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release : 2013-04-03
ISBN : 3656400172
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Essay from the year 2012 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: USA, grade: 1.0, Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH, course: Civic Networks & Social Capital, language: English, abstract: This paper critically evaluates Robert Putnam’s “Bowling Alone: America’s declining social capital”, published in 1995 in the Journal of Democracy, both empirically and theoretically. It counterchecks the empirical findings by Putnam based on data from the WorldValuesSurvey of 2006 and thereby also provides an updated view on Putnam's claim of declining social capital in the United States. Subsequentially Putnam's theory is put into contrast with and linked to works by Granovetter (1973), Dalton (2008); Fischer (2001); Fischer & Hout (2006); Stolle, Hooghe & Micheletti (2005); Kadushin (2004).

Bowling Alone the Collapse and Revival of American Community

Bowling Alone   the Collapse and Revival of American Community Book
Author : Robert D. Putnam
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bowling Alone America s Declining Social Capital

Bowling Alone  America s Declining Social Capital Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-06-20
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Law Business and Society

Law  Business  and Society Book
Author : Tony McAdams
Publisher : Irwin/McGraw-Hill
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Law, Business, and Society, 7/e, by Tony McAdams, takes an interdisciplinary approach utilizing elements of law, political economy, international business, ethics, social responsibility and management. The author's primary goal is to produce a compelling holistic picture of the concepts by giving extensive attention to readings, provocative quotes and factual details. Students learn not merely the law but the law in context.

CSCW 2000

CSCW 2000 Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Symposium on Robert D Putnam s Bowling Alone

  A   Symposium on Robert D  Putnam s Bowling Alone Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dying Alone

Dying Alone Book
Author : Eric Martin Klinenberg
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Better Together

Better Together Book
Author : Robert D. Putnam,Lewis Feldstein
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2009-12-01
ISBN : 9781439106884
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In his acclaimed bestselling book, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, Robert Putnam described a thirty-year decline in America's social institutions. The book ended with the hope that new forms of social connection might be invented in order to revive our communities. In Better Together, Putnam and longtime civic activist Lewis Feldstein describe some of the diverse locations and most compelling ways in which civic renewal is taking place today. In response to civic crises and local problems, they say, hardworking, committed people are reweaving the social fabric all across America, often in innovative ways that may turn out to be appropriate for the twenty-first century. Better Together is a book of stories about people who are building communities to solve specific problems. The examples Putnam and Feldstein describe span the country from big cities such as Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Chicago to the Los Angeles suburbs, small Mississippi and Wisconsin towns, and quiet rural areas. The projects range from the strictly local to that of the men and women of UPS, who cover the nation. Bowling Alone looked at America from a broad and general perspective. Better Together takes us into Catherine Flannery's Roxbury, Massachusetts, living room, a UPS loading dock in Greensboro, North Carolina, a Philadelphia classroom, the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, naval shipyard, and a Bay Area Web site. We meet activists driven by their visions, each of whom has chosen to succeed by building community: Mexican Americans in the Rio Grande Valley who want paved roads, running water, and decent schools; Harvard University clerical workers searching for respect and improved working conditions; Waupun, Wisconsin, schoolchildren organizing to improve safety at a local railroad crossing; and merchants in Tupelo, Mississippi, joining with farmers to improve their economic status. As the stories in Better Together demonstrate, bringing people together by building on personal relationships remains one of the most effective strategies to enhance America's social health.

Political Science Quarterly

Political Science Quarterly Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Modern Life

Modern Life Book
Author : Richard Docwra
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We're always too busy . . . we try to find happiness through consumption . . .our media are obsessed by celebrity . . . our communities are dying . . . where on earth are we going? We have wealth that would have seemed inconceivable to previous generations, but many people find their lives deeply unsatisfying. Richard Docwra examines this paradox: he looks beneath the surface to see how we understand, are affected by, and deal with the world in our minds. He identifies some common causes of our malaise: a key one being our society's obsession with profit and economic growth, the effects of which seep into many unexpected areas of our lives--including our stress levels, how we behave with our friends, the sort of people we become, and our ability to make choices. Modern Life: As good as it gets? examines how people can empower themselves with the necessary intellectual skills so they can lead truly self-determined lives in a complex world, and how we can put people and planet before profit

New Labor Forum

New Labor Forum Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ri Im Sociology

Ri Im Sociology Book
Author : Schaefer
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002-07
ISBN : 9780072485141
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Business Week

Business Week Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000-05
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Social Capital and the Latino Community

Social Capital and the Latino Community Book
Author : Joy Hofer
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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