Palaces for the People

Palaces for the People

How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life

Book - 2018
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"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"--
Publisher: New York :, Crown,, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781524761165
1524761168
Branch Call Number: 307.7609 Klinenbe 09/2018
Characteristics: 277 pages :,illustrations ;,25 cm

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JCLJohnK Oct 11, 2018

This may be one of the most important books of our time. People have been lamenting the loss of our sense of community, the degradation of the common good, for most of my life. Klinenberg strikes to the heart of what's missing: physical spaces where people can gather. Community space is such an e... Read More »


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JCLJohnK Oct 11, 2018

This may be one of the most important books of our time. People have been lamenting the loss of our sense of community, the degradation of the common good, for most of my life. Klinenberg strikes to the heart of what's missing: physical spaces where people can gather. Community space is such an easy thing to overlook and undervalue but it's perhaps the most important thing we can build for ourselves. Klinenberg presents a well-informed and compelling argument for the importance of social infrastructure, and offers ideas for how we can create and maintain it. Face-to-face interactions are how you forge a community. We need places that encourage us to spend time together.

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