E–pub Download Palaces for the People AUTHOR Eric Klinenberg
Those in your community Overall the ideas Klinenberg poses and
the research he references are interesting and gets one thinking of research he are interesting and gets one thinking of we need to do to create a better future society Social infrastructure is a philosophy I can get behind and the stories he shares from fieldwork especially personal vignettes were insightful But I will say I wish this was structured differently After listening to the first chapter which is exclusively about libraries I expected and wanted the rest of the chapters to focus on a singular infrastructure parks community gardens schools etc Instead it was jumbled and mixed I nderstand that these stories can be intertwined in different infrastructures but didn t like how we d be talking about gardens and then we d be back to libraries Maybe it s because some chapters would be slimmer than others but it seemed to me less focused and in need of a bit editingorganization I think the first chapter is the most worth it part of this book. N Bangladesh to an arts incubator in Chicago from a soccer pitch in Shattered Pillars (Eternal Sky, ueens to an evangelical church in Houston to show how social infrastructure is helping to solve some of our most pressing challenges isolation crime education addiction political polarization and even climate changeRichly reported elegantly written andltimately plifting Palaces for the People rges s
to acknowledge the crucial role these spaces play in civic life Our social infrastructure could be the key to acknowledge the crucial role these spaces play in civic life Our social infrastructure could be the key to our seemingly nbridgeable divides and safeguarding democrac. Eived an advanced copy from the publisher via Netgalley for review consideration Look if you re on Goodreads you probably already know that public libraries are important institutions But this book provides some good reminders of why that is I couldn t think of a better book to read in January I really feel inspired to become involved in my community This book is about the importance of social infastructure and how it can significantly improve the lives of those in communities and bring down crime rates I
Loved The Chapters About the chapters about I wish Parks and Rec was still on because I can t even imagine how much Leslie Knope would ve loved this If I had one criticism of the book it was that I wish it the chapters stuck closely to topics The library chapters seemed to focus on libraries but then it seemed to go all over the place from there Recommend if you re curious about the effect of social infustructure or need a reason to feel inspired to go out and connect to. Ot simply on shared values but on shared spaces the libraries childcare centers *bookstores churches synagogues and parks where crucial sometimes life saving connections are formed These are places where people gather and linger *churches synagogues and parks where crucial sometimes life saving connections are formed These are places where people gather and linger friends across group lines and strengthening the entire community Klinenberg calls this the social infrastructure When it is strong neighborhoods flourish; when it is neglected as it has been in recent years families and individuals must fend for themselvesKlinenberg takes s around the globe from a floating school .
Sociologist Eric Klinenberg makes a persuasive argument for the strengthening of America social infrastructure the places where people gather *to share experiences across divides and strengthen the bonds that help s in divisive *share experiences across social divides and strengthen the bonds that help The Gi War Against Japan us in divisive It is a timely examination of whatalifies as community in the age of social media and a Things Mother Used to Make useful tool that public officials shouldse for cultural and social planning Recommended Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be welcoming and responsive to their community Very timely
and sefulI took a star off because I found the text somewhat rambling usefulI took a star off because I found the text somewhat rambling roundabout I thought it would be much seful to divide chapters by type of institution so those reading for institutional purposes could easily find what they re looking for I did see an indication that the finished copy will have an index so that should helpI rec. An eminent sociologist and bestselling author offers an inspiring blueprint for rebuilding our fractured society 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 hasn't seen since the Civil War Pundits and politicians are calling for s to come together to find common purpose But how exactly can this be doneIn Palaces for the People Eric Klinenberg suggests a way forward He believes that the future of democratic societies rests