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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 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 argument Too often we hear about how he was visiting this or that other city while writing another book making you wonder just how rigorous his research was Even odd are the couple of times he uses the plot from novels to make a point It s just bizarre how am I supposed to be convinced by that I don t know why Klinenberg bothers with a pretence of political neutrality Yes he wants to appeal to readers of every political persuasion but come on it s pretty obvious who he votes for and who most readers would vote for He does a disservice to his subject and his readers by pretending that both Democrats and Republicans care eually about funding social infrastructure His most egregious and pointless bit of both sides ism is euating the chair of the California Democratic Party no I don t know who this is either saying fuck Donald Trump and giving him the middle finger to Trump leading supporters in a chant of lock her up One of these things is rude I guess the other demonstrates a total disregard for democratic principles and a disturbing shift to authoritarianism He has a strange obsession with Silicon Valley I m not sure it deserves as much attention as it gets in the bookUltimately the most memorable parts of the book are about libraries I would love to read 300 pages about the importance of libraries towards social infrastructure not just 50 60 pages scattered here and there Dreams of Glass evangelical church in Houston to show how social infrastructure is helping to solve some of our most pressing challenges isolation crime Zawieszenie niewiary education addiction political polarization and Healing Sex even climate changeRichly reported Spark (Stronger, 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 An Wonder Woman and Philosophy engaging readable argument for why we should build social infrastructure like libraries community gardens parks sports facilities Sozialismus Und Kapitalistische Gesellschaftsordnung 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 argument Too often we hear about how he was visiting this or that other city while writing another book making you wonder just how rigorous his research was Even odd are the couple of times he uses the plot from novels to make a point It s just bizarre how am I supposed to be convinced by that I don t know why Klinenberg bothers with a pretence of political neutrality Yes he wants to appeal to readers of Sponsor. Tom 1 (Sponsor, every political persuasion but come on it s pretty obvious who he votes for and who most readers would vote for He does a disservice to his subject and his readers by pretending that both Democrats and Republicans care Dragons Bride (The Dragon and the Scholar eually about funding social infrastructure His most Absolute Banking English egregious and pointless bit of both sides ism is Czarownik Iwanow (Kroniki Jakuba Wędrowycza, either saying fuck Donald Trump and giving him the middle finger to Trump leading supporters in a chant of lock her up One of these things is rude I guess the other demonstrates a total disregard for democratic principles and a disturbing shift to authoritarianism He has a strange obsession with Silicon Valley I m not sure it deserves as much attention as it gets in the bookUltimately the most memorable parts of the book are about libraries I would love to read 300 pages about the importance of libraries towards social infrastructure not just 50 60 pages scattered here and there

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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 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 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 understand 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 Complete Amber Sourcebook 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 Jadę sobie. Azja. Przewodnik dla podróżujących kobiet 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 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 Sweet Alien (Reestrian Mates, especially personal vignettes were insightful But I will say I wish this was structured differently After listening to the first chapter which is Detective Wanda Wolfe exclusively about libraries I Riverside. Sen w wysokiej rozdzielczości expected and wanted the rest of the chapters to focus on a singular infrastructure parks community gardens schools Dreams of Glass etc Instead it was jumbled and mixed I understand 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 Zawieszenie niewiary editingorganization I think the first chapter is the most worth it part of this book

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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 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 Cenote 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 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

  • Hardcover
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  • Palaces for the People
  • Eric Klinenberg
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  • 21 April 2019
  • 9781524761165

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



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 thi

  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 shar

  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 those in communities and bring down crime rates I loved the chapters about libraries I wish Pa

  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 I raised an eyebrow at the beginning when it said something like this isn't about Trump vs Clinton or Black L

  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 id

  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 b

  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 differen

  10. says:

    Sociologist Eric Klinenberg makes a persuasive argument for the strengthening of America's social infrastructure the places where people gather

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