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eBook Social Capital in America: Counting Buried Treasure ePub

by Brian J Jones

  • ISBN: 159451884X
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Brian J Jones
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 30, 2010)
  • Pages: 129
  • ePub book: 1613 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1335 kb
  • Other: lit mbr lrf txt
  • Rating: 4.3
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In the wake of Robert Putnam's bestselling book "Bowling Alone," media and popular opinion often contend that American society is losing its cohesion. He is able to show surprising correlations: those who most use the internet are more likely to participate in voluntary organizations; etc.

ISBN 13: 9781594518843. In the wake of Robert Putnam's bestselling book "Bowling Alone," media and popular opinion often contend that American society is losing its cohesion.

In this book, Brian J. Jones poses the issue by first building a theoretically-based model of the guts of any living society―family, work, voluntary association and social networks. This process here yields real answers about life in America. People are reallocating their commitments to family and work, to friends and neighbors. These changes are tied to Americans’ deepest motivations such as trust and happiness.

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He is able to show surprising correlations: those who most use the internet are more likely to participate in voluntary organizations; etc. In lively prose with easy-to-read charts, Jones counters the prevailing myths of American Society by confronting them with the voices of Americans, their attitudes and behaviors, and the facts of their daily lives.

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In the wake of Robert Putnam's bestselling book "Bowling Alone," media and popular opinion often contend that American society is losing its cohesion. In an era of culture wars, deep political divisions, and all-consuming household technologies, are we losing our connections with one another? Is American society falling apart?Not according to this new book, which draws upon two renowned national surveys to reveal a very different picture. Jones' poignant study of social capital in America explores current trends encompassing family life, work, social networks, and more. He is able to show surprising correlations: those who most use the internet are more likely to participate in voluntary organizations; etc. In lively prose with easy-to-read charts, Jones counters the prevailing myths of American Society by confronting them with the voices of Americans, their attitudes and behaviors, and the facts of their daily lives.