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Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date July 31, 2001
Pages 541
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780743203043
ISBN-10 0743203046
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
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Shows how changes in work, family structure, women's roles, and other factors have caused people to become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and democratic structures--and how they may reconnect. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780684832838
 
from Simon & Schuster (June 1, 2000)
9780684832838 | details & prices | 541 pages | 6.00 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Shows how changes in work, family structure, women's roles, and other factors have caused people to become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and democratic structures--and how they may reconnect.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780743203043
 
from Simon & Schuster (August 1, 2001)
9789990037234 | details & prices | List price $0.02
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from Simon & Schuster (July 31, 2001)
9780743203043 | details & prices | 541 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $18.00
About: Shows how changes in work, family structure, women's roles, and other factors have caused people to become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and democratic structures--and how they may reconnect.

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