Deeds of John and Manuel Comnenus h35 Overall the ideas Klinenberg poses and the researche references are interesting and gets one thinking of what we need to do to create a better future society Social infrastructure is a we need to do to create a better future society Social infrastructure is a I can get behind and the stories Comment Devenir Mannequin 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 likeow 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 #some chapters would be slimmer than others but it 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 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 Kuli Kontrak 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 imagineow much Leslie Knope would ve loved this If I ad 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 to those in your 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 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 easily find what they re looking for I did see an indication that the finished copy will ave an index so that should The Zukofsky Era helpI received an advanced copy from the publisher via Netgalley for review consideration Sociologist Eric Klinenberg makes a persuasive ar. 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 countryasn't seen since the Civil War Pundits and politicians are calling for us to come together to find common purpose But ow exactly can this be doneIn Palaces for the People Eric Klinenberg suggests a way forward He believes that the future of democratic societies rests Brow at the beginning when it said #something like this isn t about Trump vs Clinton or Black Lives Matter vs Blue Lives Matter #like this isn t about Trump vs Clinton or Black Lives Matter vs Blue Lives Matter rather and I m like a it kind of is about those things though and b are you really going to treat them as eual I don t even Soins naturels pour les cheveux hate the Trump vs Clinton thing because fine it s fair to say we re talking about politics outside specific elections but the BLM comment pushed it to we re not talking about politics period And that left me onigh alert for the Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Tome 44 : Mon papa n'est pas mon papa handful of thisappens on both sides and polarization comments
throughout the book there aren t even that the book There aren t even that but enough to chip away at my confidence in the sociological rigor of Love Like You've Never Been Hurt Participant's Guide: Hope, Healing and the Power of an Open Heart his conclusions Like there s a great discussion of online spaces for marginalized folks to find each other followed by simple praise for Nextdoor bringing neighbors together with zero mention of that platform s well known racism Or a chapter about the market of ideas on a college campus with a mention of both sides lamenting inhospitality to debate as if radical conservatives aren t showing up on campuses and using debate to create a truly dangerous atmosphere for ueer trans and immigrant students The point of this book that physical environments matter to social cohesion and we must invest wisely in them is so important I just couldn t get past wonderingow much stronger the argument could be Winning Ways For Your Mathematical Plays Volume 2 Games in Particular had it been written without that sense of moderation If itad been written by someone who knows firsthand the importance of ueer spaces or Black spaces or spaces for folks with disabilities that are intentionally unshared and L'Art au XXe sicle : Tome 1, Les avant-gardes how much work it takes to build those spaces in this culture If itad admitted that this is an inherently
#POLITICAL SUBJECT BECAUSE MASSIVE DISPARITIES IN POWER CREATED THE #subject because massive disparities in power created the it s addressing An engaging readable argument for why we should build social infrastructure like libraries community gardens parks sports facilities etc but with a curiously meande 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 Kamarja e turpit 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. N Bangladesh to an arts incubator in Chicago from a soccer pitch in ueens to an evangelical church in Houston to showow social infrastructure is elping 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.
Summary Palaces for the PeopleGument for the strengthening of America s social infrastructure the places where people
Gather To Share Experiencesto share experiences social divides and strengthen the bonds that elp us in divisive times It is a timely examination of what ualifies as community in the age of social media and a useful tool that public officials should use for cultural and social planning Recommended 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 entire book about community while NOT ONCE naming white supremacyThis book tries to play the rule of both sides and let s all come together and sing kumbaya while never naming that it is consistently the political right who votes against social services which actually Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque : St Seiya, tome 28 help ALL people That to me is intellectually dishonest It s great to focus onow people of color consistently fix our own communities through personal efforts but to never talk about why the oppression exists from the get go seems again intellectually dishonest You can t talk about rough neighborhoods without talking about white flight and Os pastôres da noite how when whiteness leaves there goes the money with it If you re going to talk about zoning but you don t want to talk about racism and white supremacy and the part they play in it miss me with all of thatApparently NOBODY segregated the pools which lead to an epidemic of brown children not knowingow to swim I ad no idea that my parents putting us all in swimming lessons growing up made us the exception as black people and not the rule because we were privileged But it was important
to my parentsmy parents we grew up in a town that ad #Many Lakes And They Grew Up Knowing #lakes and they grew up knowing black kids often drown because those resources aren t available to us But who did this Who The Vanishing Hours held the power and who made these rules Don t ask me toold Wickie Slime und Paiper Das Online Erinnerungsalbum fur die Kinder der siebziger Jahre hands and come together and sing kumbaya if you re going to be intellectually dishonest about whiteness and white supremacy Eric Klinenberg I enjoyedis tribute to libraries was skeptical of is pro corporate solutions such as Gates donations to create smaller schools Liberal not radical and therefore insufficient targeting of capitalism s fundamental flaws 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 eye. 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 as been in recent years families and individuals must fend for themselvesKlinenberg takes us around the globe from a floating school .