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Bowling Alone – the revival of community and its challenge to religion.

Putnam’s book is a detailed and systematic study of the rise and fall of social capital and civic engagement throughout the 20th century, and the possibly reasons and factors behind this fall. His basic premise is this: since the 1960’s … Continue reading

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Different Types of community involvement

I’m reading Robert D. Putnam’s book Bowling Alone, which seems to be the most detailed study of community involvement in the US in the 20th Century. He charts many areas of civic life where engagement is on the wane. I … Continue reading

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