Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community | Study Guide

Robert Putnam

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Robert D. Putnam, Section 5, Chapter 24 eform will not work … unless you and I … become reconnected with our friends and neighbors. Sources: The New York Review, New York Times, RobertPutnam.com Copyright © 2018 Course Hero, Inc. Urban Sprawl Expansion of suburbs and associated services beyond cities Generational Change Cultural differences that define generations Social Capital Real-life social connections to groups and individuals Key Americans must work to rebuild social capital for the 21st century. The Past Points the Way Forward By 2000, Americans were socially disengaged and isolated from their communities. Power of Information Technology Until the 1970s, Americans spent most of their time engaging with other people. Social Capital Between 1975 and 2000, declines in civic, political, religious, and personal connections amongst Americans resulted in major political and social problems. This book explains why readers should care and suggests that further research is needed to encourage social engagement. How Do We Regain Social Connection? MAIN IDEAS Decline in families involved with a parent-teacher association between the 1960s and 1980s 30% PTAMEETING Decline in the times families entertained in their homes per year from the 1970s to 1990s 45% 40% Decrease in the number of Americans who participated in bowling leagues from 1980 to 1993 Increase in the number of Americans who bowled from 1980 to 1993 10% Bowling Aloneby the Numbers Putnam caused a sensation among government and organization professionals when he wrote an article titled “Bowling Alone” in the small Journal of Democracy. This article became the basis for Bowling Alone, a book that, along with his other works, has earned Putnam international recognition and prestige. ROBERT D. PUTNAMBORN 1941 Author English Original Language 2000 Year Published Robert D. Putnam Author Bowling Alone Argument Nonfiction

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