Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
Putnam, Robert D


Drawing on vast new data that reveal Americans' changing behaviour, Putnam shows how we have become increasingly disconnected from one another and how social structures - whether they be the PTA, church or political parties - have disintegrated. Until the publication of this ground-breaking work, no one had so deftly diagnosed the harm that these broken bonds have wreaked on our physical and civic health, nor had anyone exalted the fundamental power of these bonds in creating a society that is happy, well educated, healthy and safe. Putnam has identified a central crisis at the heart of our society and suggests what we can do.


  • Publisher: Touchstone Books
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Publication Place: USA
  • Shelfmark: DEV03.2.12