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Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community

Putnam, Robert D.

New York : Simon & Schuster, c2000.

541 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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 and describes in this brilliant volume, "Bowling Alone."

Drawing on vast new data from the Roper Social and Political Trends and the DDB Needham Life Style -- surveys that report in detail on Americans' changing behavior over the past twenty-five years -- Putnam shows how we have become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and social structures, whether the PTA, church, recreation clubs, political parties, or bowling leagues. Our shrinking access to the "social capital" that is the reward of communal activity and community sharing is a serious threat to our civic and personal health.

Putnam's groundbreaking work shows how social bonds are the most powerful predictor of life satisfaction. For example, he reports that getting married is the equivalent of quadrupling your income and attending a club meeting regularly is the equivalent of doubling your income. The loss of social capital is felt in critical ways: Communities with less social cap


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LC Call No:

HN65 .P878 2000

Dewey Class No:

306/.0973 21


Putnam, Robert D.


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


New York : Simon & Schuster, c2000.


541 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.


Includes bibliographical references (p. [445]-504) and index.


Social change--United States--History--20th century.

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