Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
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Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community

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  • Touchstone Books by Simon & Schuster.
  • Imported from USA.

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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