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Better Together: Restoring the American Community / Edition 1
     

Better Together: Restoring the American Community / Edition 1

by Robert D. Putnam
 

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ISBN-10: 0743235460

ISBN-13: 2900743235463

Pub. Date: 09/10/2003

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

In his acclaimed bestselling book, Bowling Alone: the Collapse and Revival of American Community, Robert Putnam described a thirty-year decline in America's social institutions. The book ended with the hope that new forms of social connection might be invented in order to revive our communities.

In Better Together, Putnam and longtime civil activist

Overview

In his acclaimed bestselling book, Bowling Alone: the Collapse and Revival of American Community, Robert Putnam described a thirty-year decline in America's social institutions. The book ended with the hope that new forms of social connection might be invented in order to revive our communities.

In Better Together, Putnam and longtime civil activist Lewis Feldstein describe some of the diverse locations and most compelling ways in which civic renewal is taking place today. In response to civic crises and local problems, they say hardworking, committed people are reweaving the social fabric all across America, often in innovative ways that may turn out to be appropriate for the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900743235463
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
09/10/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1

Valley Interfaith: "The Most Dangerous Thing We Do Is Talk to Our Neighbors."

Chapter 2

Branch Libraries: The Heartbeat of the Community

Chapter 3

The Shipyard Project: Building Bridges with Dance

Chapter 4

The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative: Grass roots in the City

Chapter 5

The Tupelo Model: Building Community First

Chapter 6

Saddleback Church: From Crowd to Congregation

Chapter 7

Do Something: Letting Young People Lead

Chapter 8

The Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers: "The Whole Social Thing"

Chapter 9

Experience Corps: Bringing "Old Heads" to the Schools

Chapter 10

UPS: Diversity and Cohesion

Chapter 11

Craigslist.org: Is Virtual Community Real?

Chapter 12

Portland: A Positive Epidemic of Civic Engagement

Conclusion: Making Social Capital Work

Notes

Index 307

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