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Palaces for the People: How To Build a More Equal and United Society

Palaces for the People: How To Build a More Equal and United Society
 

Because wherever people cross paths and linger, wherever we gather informally, strike up a conversation and get to know one another, relationships blossom and communities emerge - and where communities are strong, people are safer and more stimulated and lead happier, more active... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781473549746
Barcode 9781473549746
Published 20 September 2018 by Random House
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Klinenberg, Eric
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781473549746
ISBN-10 1473549744
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage Digital
Publication Date 20 September 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Klinenberg, Eric
Category Communication Studies
Social & Political Philosophy
Social Sciences
Sociology, Social Studies
Social Institutions
Social Groups & Communities
Urban Communities
Politics & Government
Urban & Municipal Planning
New Towns - Design & Planning
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Community development, Social interaction, Equality
NBS Text Social Studies: General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Dewey Code 307.14
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Electronic Book

* How can we bring people together? In Palaces for the People the sociologist and best-selling author Eric Klinenberg introduces a transformative and powerfully uplifting new idea for health, happiness, safety and healing our divided, unequal society. 'This wonderful book shows us how democracies thrive' Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt, authors of How Democracies DieToo often we take for granted and neglect our libraries, parks, markets, schools, playgrounds, gardens and communal spaces, but decades of research now shows that these places can have an extraordinary effect on our personal and collective wellbeing. Why? Because wherever people cross paths and linger, wherever we gather informally, strike up a conversation and get to know one another, relationships blossom and communities emerge - and where communities are strong, people are safer and healthier, crime drops and commerce thrives, and peace, tolerance and stability take root. Through uplifting human stories and an illuminating tour through the science of social connection, Palaces for the People shows that properly designing and maintaining this 'social infrastructure' might be our single best strategy for a more equal and united society.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This book is full of hope, which is all the more striking because Klinenberg is a realist. He is a major social thinker, and this is a beautifully written, major book

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Author's Bio

Eric Klinenberg is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute of Public Knowledge at New York University. His pioneering research into the power of social infrastructure led to his appointment in 2013 as Research Director for President Obama's $1 billion programme to rebuild the region affected by Superstorm Sandy. He is the multi-award winning author of several books including, as co-author, the recent number one bestseller Modern Romance.

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