Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community

by Robert D. Putnam

In the age of the internet, the concept of "community" is different than it once was, for better or worse. Tackling the concept of community and it's history with an emphasis on the rise and fall of bowling leagues, Bowling Alone is about the deterioration of old social structures. Robert D. Putnam not only uses extensive research to explain what has happened to our tactile homes for community, but also talks about ways we can rebuild these social staples. A renowned scientist and Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, Putnam's extensive knowledge on socioeconomic and civic dedication are why Bowling Alone is a comprehensive summary of a less written-about aspect of modern history and ways to use the information to help revive physical community with one another.