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  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • Palaces for the People
  • Eric Klinenberg
  • en
  • 04 June 2017
  • 9781524761165

10 thoughts on “Palaces for the People

  1. says:

    I didn't think that I could dislike a book as much as I dislike THIS book but yes I really disliked this book Wonderful ideas and some really interesting points but I do not trust ANY book which talks about race and sociology without talking about white privilege and white supremacy Correct me if I'm wrong but it seems this man wrote an en

  2. says:

    35 Overall the ideas Klinenberg poses and the research he references are interesting and gets one thinking of what 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 abou

  3. says:

    I enjoyed his tribute to libraries; was skeptical of his pro corporate solutions such as Gates' donations to create smaller schools Liberal not radical and therefore insufficient targeting of capitalism's fundamental flaws

  4. says:

    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 thos

  5. says:

    No rating cause I was skimming a bunch toward the end I wanted to like this and it's got such important research in it but

  6. says:

    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

  7. says:

    An engaging readable argument for why we should build “social infrastructure” like libraries community gardens parks sports facilities etc – but with a curiously meandering structure that flits between ideas and subjectsRandom thoughts Klinenberg is a good writer but he is overly fond of personal anecdotes and stories These are helpful for introducing laypeople but they detracted from the strength of his argume

  8. says:

    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 usefulI took a star off because I found the text somewhat rambling and roundabout I thought it would be much useful to divide chapters by type of institution so those reading for institutional purposes could easi

  9. says:

    Libraries stand for and exemplify something that needs defending the public institutions that even in an age of atomization and ineuality serve as bedrocks of civil society Libraries are the kinds of places where ordinary people with different backgrounds passions and interests can take part in a living democratic culture They are the kinds of places where the public private and philanthropic sectors can work together to reach for something

  10. says:

    Sociologist Eric Klinenberg makes a persuasive argument for the strengthening of America's social infrastructure the places where people gather to share experiences across social divides and strengthen the bonds t

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Palaces for the People

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 making 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 us around the globe from a floating school i. 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 libraries 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 those in your community

review ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ô Eric Klinenberg

N Bangladesh to an arts incubator in Chicago from a soccer pitch in 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 and ultimately uplifting Palaces for the People urges us to acknowledge the crucial role these spaces play in civic life Our social infrastructure could be the key to bridging our seemingly unbridgeable divides and safeguarding democrac. Libraries stand for and exemplify something that needs defending the public institutions that even in an age of atomization and ineuality serve as bedrocks of civil society Libraries are the kinds of places where ordinary people with different backgrounds passions and interests can take part in a living democratic culture They are the kinds of places where the public private and philanthropic sectors can work together to reach for something higher than the bottom lineThis book is about than libraries but unsurprisingly I found the sections on libraries to be the most interesting and inspiring

Summary Palaces for the People

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 us 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 n. I enjoyed his tribute to libraries was skeptical of his pro corporate solutions such as Gates donations to create smaller schools Liberal not radical and therefore insufficient targeting of capitalism s fundamental flaws


About the Author: Eric Klinenberg

Eric Klinenberg is Professor of Sociology; Public Policy; and Media Culture and Communications at New York University He is the author of Going Solo The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone The Penguin Press 2012 Fighting for Air The Battle to Control America’s Media Metropolitan Books 2007 and Heat Wave A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago University of Chica