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Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community / Robert D. Putnam

New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, [2000]
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 Lima Campus Library Stacks HN65 .P878 2000b  AVAILABLE
Description541 pages : illustrations, charts ; 22 cm
NoteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 445-504) and index
ContentsSection I: Introduction. Thinking about social change in America -- Section II: Trends in civic engagement and social capital. Political participation -- Civic participation -- Religious participation -- Connections in the workplace -- Informal social connections -- Altruism, volunteering, and philanthropy -- Reciprocity, honesty, and trust -- Against the tide? : small groups, social movements, and the Net -- Section III: Why? Introduction -- Pressures of time and money -- Mobility and sprawl -- Technology and mass media -- From generation to generation -- What killed civic engagement? : summing up -- Section IV: So what? / with the assistance of Kristin A. Goss. Introduction -- Education and children's welfare -- Safe and productive neighborhoods -- Economic prosperity -- Health and happiness -- Democracy -- The dark side of social capital -- Section V: What is to be done? Lessons of history : the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era -- Toward an agenda for social capitalists -- Appendix I: Measuring social change -- Appendix II: Sources for figures and tables -- Appendix III: The rise and fall of civic and professional associations -- Notes -- The story behind this book
ISBN0743203046 (trade pbk.) :
9780743203043 (trade pbk.)
OCLC/Control #79664964
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