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Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community
Putnam, Robert D.
Adult Nonfiction HN65 .P878 2000

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Section I - Introduction
Chapter 1 - Thinking about Social Change in America
Section II - Trends in Civic Engagement and Social Capital
Chapter 2 - Political Participation
Chapter 3 - Civic Participation
Chapter 4 - Religious Participation
Chapter 5 - Connections in the Workplace
Chapter 6 - Informal Social Connections
Chapter 7 - Altruism, Volunteering, and Philanthropy
Chapter 8 - Reciprocity, Honesty, and Trust
Chapter 9 - Against the Tide? Small Groups, Social Movements, and the Net
Section III - Why?
Chapter 10 - Introduction
Chapter 11 - Pressures of Time and Money
Chapter 12 - Mobility and Sprawl
Chapter 13 - Technology and Mass Media
Chapter 14 - From Generation to Generation
Chapter 15 - What Killed Civic Engagement? Summing Up
Section IV - So What? (with the assistance of Kristin A. Goss)
Chapter 16 - Introduction
Chapter 17 - Education and Children's Welfare
Chapter 18 - Safe and Productive Neighborhoods
Chapter 19 - Economic Prosperity
Chapter 20 - Health and Happiness
Chapter 21 - Democracy
Chapter 22 - The Dark Side of Social Capital
Section V - What is to be Done?
Chapter 23 - Lessons of History: The Gilded Age and the Progressive Era
Chapter 24 - Toward an Agenda for Social Capitalists
Appendix I - Measuring Social Change
Appendix II - Sources for Figures and Tables
Appendix III - The Rise and Fall of Civic and Professional Associations
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