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Author Morrow, Elizabeth, author.

Title An analysis of Robert D. Putnam's Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community / Elizabeth Morrow with Lindsay Scorgie-Porter
Published London : Routledge, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (84 pages)
Series The Macat Library
Macat library.
Contents Chapter Ways in to the Text -- module 1 The Author and the Historical Context -- module 2 Academic Context -- module 3 The Problem -- module 4 The Author's Contribution -- section 1 Influences -- module 5 Main Ideas -- module 6 Secondary Ideas -- module 7 Achievement -- module 8 Place in the Author's Work -- section 2 Ideas -- module 9 The First Responses -- module 10 The Evolving Debate -- module 11 Impact and Influence Today -- module 12 Where Next? -- section 3 Impact
Summary "American political scientist Robert Putnam was©n';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 peopl©e';s engagement with the civic life. Putnam drew heavily on the critical thinking skill of interpretation in shaping his work. He took fresh looks at the meaning of evidence that other scholars had made too many assumptions about, and was scrupulous in clarifying what his evidence was really saying. He found that strong social capital has the power to boost health, lower unemployment, and improve life in major ways. As such, any decrease in civic engagement could create serious consequences for society. Putna©m';s interpretation of these issues led him to the understanding that if America is to thrive, its citizens must connect.© "--Provided by publisher
Notes "A Macat analysis"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 82-84)
Subject Putnam, Robert D. Bowling alone
Putnam, Robert D. -- Criticism and interpretation
Putnam, Robert D.
Social change -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Social change.
Social conditions.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-
United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Scorgie-Porter, Lindsay, author
ISBN 1351350226
Other Titles Robert D. Putnam's Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community