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Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert D. Putnam
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“Social capital may turn out to be a prerequisite for, rather than a consequence of, effective computer-mediated communication.”
Robert D. Putnam, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
“We all know that the way to get something done is to give it to a busy person.”
Robert D. Putnam , Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
“People divorced from community, occupation, and association are first and foremost among the supporters of extremism.”
Robert D. Putnam, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
“Financial capital - the wherewithal for mass marketing - has steadily replaced social capital - that is, grassroots citizen networks - as the coin of the realm.”
Robert D. Putnam, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
“Social dislocation can easily breed a reactionary form of nostalgia.”
Robert D. Putnam, Bowling Alone
“TV-based politics is to political action as watching ER is to saving someone in distress.”
Robert D. Putnam, Bowling Alone
“Busy people tend to forgo the one activity - TV watching _ that is most lethal to community involvement”
Robert D. Putnam , Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
“If we think of politics as an industry, we might delight in its new "labour-saving efficiency", but if we think of politics as democratic deliberation, to leave people out is to miss the whole point of the exercise.”
Robert D. Putnam, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
“Slavery was, in fact, a social system designed to destroy social capital among slaves and between slaves and freemen.”
Robert D. Putnam, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
“The bottom line in the political industry is this: Financial capital—the wherewithal for mass marketing—has steadily replaced social capital—that is, grassroots citizen networks—as the coin of the realm.”
Robert D. Putnam, Bowling Alone
“{The Progressives] outlook was activist and optimistic, not fatalist and despondent. The distinctive characteristic of the Progressives was their conviction that social evils would not remedy themselves and that it was foolhardy to wait passively for time's cure. As Herbert Croly put it, they did not believe that the future would take care of itself. Neither should we.”
Robert D. Putnam, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community