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Bowling Alone Product Detail:

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 07 August 2001
  • ISBN : 9780743203043
  • Page : 541 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 13 voters

Bowling Alone Book Summary/Review:

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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Bowling Alone

Bowling Alone
  • Author : Robert D. Putnam
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2001-08-07
  • ISBN : 9780743203043
GET THIS BOOKBowling Alone

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.

Bowling Alone: Revised and Updated

Bowling Alone: Revised and Updated
  • Author : Robert D. Putnam
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13
  • ISBN : 9781982130848
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Updated to include a new chapter about the influence of social media and the Internet—the 20th anniversary edition of Bowling Alone remains a seminal work of social analysis, and its examination of what happened to our sense of community remains more relevant than ever in today’s fractured America. Twenty years, ago, Robert D. Putnam made a seemingly simple observation: once we bowled in leagues, usually after work; but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolized a significant social

An Analysis of Robert D. Putnam's Bowling Alone

An Analysis of Robert D. Putnam's Bowling Alone
  • Author : Elizabeth Morrow,Lindsay Scorgie-Porter
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • ISBN : 9781351352017
GET THIS BOOKAn Analysis of Robert D. Putnam's Bowling Alone

American political scientist Robert Putnam wasn’t the first person to recognize that social capital – the relationships between people that allow communities to function well – is the grease that oils the wheels of society. But by publishing Bowling Alone, he moved the debate from one primarily concerned with family and individual relationships one that studied the social capital generated by people’s engagement with the civic life. Putnam drew heavily on the critical thinking skill of interpretation in shaping his

Let's Go Bowling

Let's Go Bowling
  • Author : Eric Dregni
  • Publisher : Crestline
  • Release Date : 2013-03-15
  • ISBN : 9780785830146
GET THIS BOOKLet's Go Bowling

This book shows how bowling has evolved to become an indelible facet of popular culture. In addition to bowling's role in art and media, this book delves into the sport's far-reaching implicationss throughout history. Includes never-before-published photos and artworks that illustrate the sport's march through time.

Urban Sprawl

Urban Sprawl
  • Author : David C. Soule
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2006
  • ISBN : 0313320381
GET THIS BOOKUrban Sprawl

Top scholars offer historical, legal, political, and socio-economic insights into the causes, effects, and solutions to urban sprawl in this even-handed account of the spreading suburbanization of America.

The Fullness of Free Time

The Fullness of Free Time
  • Author : Conor M. Kelly
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781647120146
GET THIS BOOKThe Fullness of Free Time

An ethical framework and vision of free time for social good—and how to achieve it. In the work-centric culture of today’s world, it is easy to view free time as indulging laziness or extravagance.Conor M. Kelly, however, argues that free time possesses enormous potential for good if exercised in accordance with theological ethics. By examining pursuits such as television, digital media use, sports, and travel from the perspective of Catholic solidarity, Kelly demonstrates how individuals can choose

Political Thinking, Political Theory, and Civil Society

Political Thinking, Political Theory, and Civil Society
  • Author : Steven M DeLue,Timothy Dale
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-09-04
  • ISBN : 9781317345534
GET THIS BOOKPolitical Thinking, Political Theory, and Civil Society

A comprehensive overview of the Western tradition of political thought that approaches concepts with the aim of helping readers develop their own political thinking and critical thinking skills. This text is uniquely organized around the theme of civil society — what is the nature of a civil society? why is it important? — that will engage students and help make the material relevant. Major thinkers discussed in the text are explored not only with the goal of understanding their views, but also

Transfiguring Capitalism

Transfiguring Capitalism
  • Author : John Atherton
  • Publisher : Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
  • Release Date : 2008
  • ISBN : 9780334028314
GET THIS BOOKTransfiguring Capitalism

Addresses key problems in contemporary life, and raises important questions about our growing awareness of the limits of contemporary ways of living with modern economies and modern religion. This book explores possible alternatives to such capitalism.

Bowling Across America

Bowling Across America
  • Author : Mike Walsh
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10-28
  • ISBN : 9781466812901
GET THIS BOOKBowling Across America

Inspired by his father's unexpected passing, Mike Walsh, a 27 year-old Chicago advertising executive, quits his job to embark on a one-of-a-kind quest. The destination: bowling alleys in each of the 50 states. Though dubbed "career suicide" by colleagues, the endeavor soon touches a nerve among many people--from frustrated middle managers to radio talk show hosts to a woman who merely identifies herself as "Bowling Spice" in an innuendo-laden email. Conversations and adventures with the people he finds in bowling alleys at

Disenchanted Realists, Second Edition

Disenchanted Realists, Second Edition
  • Author : Raymond Seidelman
  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-15
  • ISBN : 9781438455754
GET THIS BOOKDisenchanted Realists, Second Edition

New edition of the provocative history of the tenuous relationship between the scientific study of politics and the real world of American democracy. When it first appeared three decades ago, Raymond Seidelman’s provocative study of the history of political science both attracted a great deal of attention and generated vibrant controversy. Where prior studies of the history of political science had concentrated on the evolution of the scientific study of politics, Seidelman placed his focus on the tenuous relationship

Battle of Symbols

Battle of Symbols
  • Author : John Fraim
  • Publisher : Daimon
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • ISBN : 9783856306205
GET THIS BOOKBattle of Symbols

Symbols increasingly dominate international communication. Their power was demonstrated by the events of 9/11 and the war against terrorism. Yet few understand them. Now, more than ever, it is important to understand symbols in a global context. In this book, John Fraim examines 9/11 in light of global symbolism. While the events of 9/11 represented the beginning of the war against terrorism, Fraim notes "the real 'battle of symbols started long before September 11th and will continue long after the fall of the

Subversive Spirituality

Subversive Spirituality
  • Author : L. Paul Jensen
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2009-08-01
  • ISBN : 9781606081549
GET THIS BOOKSubversive Spirituality

Subversive Spirituality links the practice and study of Christian spirituality with Christian mission. It develops a twofold thesis: grace, spiritual disciplines, and mission practices are inseparably linked in the mission of Jesus, of the early church, and of several historical renewal movements, as well as in a contemporary field research sample; and amidst the collapse of space and time evidenced by our culture's increasingly hurried pace of life, more time and space are needed for regular solitary and communal spiritual

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Bruce Springsteen, Cultural Studies, and the Runaway American Dream
  • Author : Dr Kenneth Womack,Mr Jerry Zolten,Mr Mark Bernhard
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2013-01-28
  • ISBN : 9781409495253
GET THIS BOOKBruce Springsteen, Cultural Studies, and the Runaway American Dream

There is little question about the incredible power of Bruce Springsteen's work as a particularly transformative art, as a lyrical and musical fusion that never shies away from sifting through the rubble of human conflict. As Rolling Stone magazine's Parke Puterbaugh observes, Springsteen 'is a peerless songwriter and consummate artist whose every painstakingly crafted album serves as an impassioned and literate pulse taking of a generation's fortunes. He is the foremost live performer in the history of rock and roll,

The American Legal System and Civic Engagement

The American Legal System and Civic Engagement
  • Author : Kenneth Manaster
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-09-12
  • ISBN : 9781137342331
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In recent years there has been a widely-recognized and serious lack of rational and civil public discussion about current issues. In The American Legal System and Civic Engagement, Manaster asserts that ordinary citizens can form their opinions on public issues more intelligently, confidently, and responsibly if they have some guidance on how to do it. Drawing from the tools and traditions of the American legal system, he offers guidance to aid citizens in understanding public issues and participating in the

Abraham Kuyper

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  • Author : Richard J. Mouw
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-06-10
  • ISBN : 9781467439718
GET THIS BOOKAbraham Kuyper

Richard Mouw was first drawn to Abraham Kuyper’s writings about public life in the turbulent 1960s. As he struggled to find the right Christian stance toward big social issues such as the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War, Mouw discovered Kuyper’s Lectures on Calvinism — and, with it, a robust vision of active Christian involvement in public life that has guided him ever since. In this “short and personal introduction” Mouw sets forth Kuyper’s main ideas on