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Author Arneil, Barbara.

Title Diverse communities : the problem with social capital / Barbara Arneil
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 267 pages)
Contents Social capital, justice and diversity : an introduction -- The Progressive Era : past paradise? -- The present malaise in civic participation : empirical and normative dimensions -- The causes of "decline" in social capital theory -- Civic trust and shared norms -- Beyond Bowling alone : social capital in twenty-first-century America -- Justice in diverse communities : lessons for the future
Summary A critique of Robert Putnam's social capital thesis from the perspective of women and cultural minorities in America. Arneil questions whether Putnam's thesis of decline applies equally to all Americans, concluding that lessons learned from America's civic past must be used to build just and diverse communities in the future
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Putnam, Robert D. Bowling alone
Communities -- United States.
Cultural pluralism -- United States.
Social capital (Sociology)
Social capital (Sociology) -- United States.
Social change -- United States.
Social participation -- United States.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511244614
0511246072 (electronic bk.)
0511246765 (electronic bk.)
0511490151 (ebook)
0521857198 (hardback)
9780511246074 (electronic bk.)
9780511246760 (electronic bk.)
9780511490156 (ebook)
9780521857192 (hardback)