Read & download Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and theDecline of Civic Life
A comprehensive entertaining and compelling argument for how rebuilding social infrastructure can help heal divisions in our society and move us forwardJon StewartNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR EngagingMayor Pete Buttigieg The New York Times Book Review Editors Choice 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 hasnt seen since the Civil War Pundits and politicians are calling for us to come together and 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 sim.
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Anning behavioral economics and environmental psychology as well as on his own fieldwork from around the world Eric Klinenberg posits that a communitys resilience correlates strongly with the robustness of its social infrastructure The numerous case studies add up to a plea forinvestment in the spaces and institutions parks libraries childcare centers that foster mutual support in civic life The New Yorker Palaces for the Peoplethe title is taken from the Scottish American industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegies description of the hundreds of libraries he fundedis essentially a calm lucid exposition of a centuries old idea which is really a furious call to action New StatesmanClear eyedfascinating Psychology Toda.
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Ply on shared values but on shared spaces the libraries childcare centers churches and parks where crucial connections are formed Interweaving his own research with examples from around the globe Klinenberg shows how social infrastructure is helping to solve some of our most pressing societal challenges Richly reported and ultimately uplifting Palaces for the Peopleoffers a blueprint for bridging our seemingly unbridgeable dividesLONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTIONJust brilliant Roman Mars % InvisibleThe aim of this sweeping work is to popularize the notion of social infrastructure the physical places and organizations that shape the way people interact Here drawing on research in urban pl.
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- Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and theDecline of Civic Life
- Eric Klinenberg
- 07 August 2018 Eric Klinenberg