Bowling alone: the collapse and revival of American community

  title={Bowling alone: the collapse and revival of American community},
  author={Robert D. Putnam},
  booktitle={CSCW '00},
  • R. Putnam
  • Published in CSCW '00 2000
  • Political Science
BOWLING ALONE warns Americans that their stock of "social capital", the very fabric of their connections with each other, has been accelerating down. Putnam describes the resulting impoverishment of their lives and communities. Drawing on evidence that includes nearly half a million interviews conducted over a quarter of a century in America, Putnam shows how changes in work, family structure, age, suburban life, television, computers, women's roles and other factors are isolating Americans… 
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