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The Resource Palaces for the people : how social infrastructure can help fight inequality, polarization, and the decline of civic life, Eric Klinenberg

Palaces for the people : how social infrastructure can help fight inequality, polarization, and the decline of civic life, Eric Klinenberg

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Palaces for the people : how social infrastructure can help fight inequality, polarization, and the decline of civic life
Title
Palaces for the people
Title remainder
how social infrastructure can help fight inequality, polarization, and the decline of civic life
Statement of responsibility
Eric Klinenberg
Title variation
How social infrastructure can help fight inequality, polarization, and the decline of civic life
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "An eminent sociologist--and coauthor, with Aziz Ansari, of the #1 New York Times bestseller Modern Romance--makes the provocative case that the future of democratic societies rests not only on shared values but also on shared "social infrastructure": the libraries, childcare centers, bookstores, coffee shops, pools, and parks that promote crucial, sometimes life-saving connections between people who might otherwise fail to find common cause"--
  • "An eminent sociologist and bestselling author offers an inspiring blueprint for rebuilding our fractured society. We are living in a time of deep divisions. Americans are sorting themselves along racial, religious, and cultural lines, leading to a level of polarization that the country hasn't seen since the Civil War. Pundits and politicians are calling for us to come together, to find common purpose. But how, exactly, can this be done? In Palaces for the People, Eric Klinenberg suggests a way forward. He believes that the future of democratic societies rests not simply on shared values but on shared spaces: the libraries, childcare centers, bookstores, churches, synagogues, and parks where crucial, sometimes life-saving connections, are formed. These are places where people gather and linger, making friends across group lines and strengthening the entire community. Klinenberg calls this the 'social infrastructure': When it is strong, neighborhoods flourish; when it is neglected, as it has been in recent years, families and individuals must fend for themselves. Klinenberg takes us around the globe--from a floating school in Bangladesh to an arts incubator in Chicago, from a soccer pitch in Queens to an evangelical church in Houston--to show how social infrastructure is helping to solve some of our most pressing challenges: isolation, crime, education, addiction, political polarization, and even climate change. Richly reported, elegantly written, and ultimately uplifting, Palaces for the People urges us to acknowledge the crucial role these spaces play in civic life. Our social infrastructure could be the key to bridging our seemingly unbridgeable divides--and safeguarding democracy."--Jacket
  • Klinenberg makes the provocative case that the future of democratic societies rests not only on shared values but also on shared "social infrastructure." He shows how the libraries, childcare centers, bookstores, coffee shops, pools, and parks can promote crucial, sometimes life-saving connections between people who might otherwise fail to find common cause. -- adapted from publisher info
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Klinenberg, Eric
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.C3
LC item number
K55 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Infrastructure (Economics)
  • City planning
  • Public spaces
  • Equality
  • Quality of life
  • Public spaces
  • City planning
  • Equality
  • Infrastructure (Economics)
  • Quality of life
  • United States
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Palaces for the people : how social infrastructure can help fight inequality, polarization, and the decline of civic life, Eric Klinenberg
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-266) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The social infrastructure -- A place to gather -- Safe spaces -- Learning together -- Healthy bonds -- Common ground -- Ahead of the storm -- Conclusion: Before we lift the next shovel
Control code
on1016405141
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781524761172
Lccn
2018002837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Gift of Carol Traveny.
Other control number
40028478401
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1016405141
Label
Palaces for the people : how social infrastructure can help fight inequality, polarization, and the decline of civic life, Eric Klinenberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The social infrastructure -- A place to gather -- Safe spaces -- Learning together -- Healthy bonds -- Common ground -- Ahead of the storm -- Conclusion: Before we lift the next shovel
Control code
on1016405141
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781524761172
Lccn
2018002837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Gift of Carol Traveny.
Other control number
40028478401
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1016405141

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