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Bowling Alone - The Collapse and Revival of American Community-logo

Bowling Alone - The Collapse and Revival of American Community

Robert D. Putnam

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Morey

Length:

18h 56m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

45:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

47:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

48:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

45:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

41:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

54:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

43:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

37:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

57:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

47:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

43:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

33:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:13:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:22:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

35:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

41:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

32:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

48:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

57:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

40:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

44:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:48