Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life

Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life

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 tog An eminent sociologist and bestselling author offers an inspiring blueprint for rebuilding our fractured society. ...

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Title:Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life
Author:Eric Klinenberg
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1524761168
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life Reviews

  • Laura
    Oct 10, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

  • Melissa
    Oct 12, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

    The author describes how social infrastructure is critical for the well being of humans. Social infrastructure, basically, is any place that people can build a support network (i.e. libraries). The decline of social infrastructure, the author argues, diminishes support networks, and ma...

    Interesting sociological study on social infrastructure. I received it from a Giveaways Contest. This book explains social infrastructure and gives antidotal evidence on the merits of the topic. It was an interesting study and one that should be read by those interested in sociology, u...

    I received an ARC of this at ALA. And because Eric focuses a lot on libraries, I'm naturally a little biased toward loving this. But let's put it this way: I enjoyed it so much and want to return to it for future work, I'll be buying a copy even though I have the ARC. ...

    A great defense of public libraries ! ! ...

    Amazing! ...

    There are some great chapters about libraries as a community hub. ...

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  • Amy
    Oct 05, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

    The author describes how social infrastructure is critical for the well being of humans. Social infrastructure, basically, is any place that people can build a support network (i.e. libraries). The decline of social infrastructure, the author argues, diminishes support networks, and ma...

    Interesting sociological study on social infrastructure. I received it from a Giveaways Contest. This book explains social infrastructure and gives antidotal evidence on the merits of the topic. It was an interesting study and one that should be read by those interested in sociology, u...

    I received an ARC of this at ALA. And because Eric focuses a lot on libraries, I'm naturally a little biased toward loving this. But let's put it this way: I enjoyed it so much and want to return to it for future work, I'll be buying a copy even though I have the ARC. ...

    A great defense of public libraries ! ! ...

    Amazing! ...

    There are some great chapters about libraries as a community hub. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Sara
    Oct 09, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

    The author describes how social infrastructure is critical for the well being of humans. Social infrastructure, basically, is any place that people can build a support network (i.e. libraries). The decline of social infrastructure, the author argues, diminishes support networks, and ma...

    Interesting sociological study on social infrastructure. I received it from a Giveaways Contest. This book explains social infrastructure and gives antidotal evidence on the merits of the topic. It was an interesting study and one that should be read by those interested in sociology, u...

    I received an ARC of this at ALA. And because Eric focuses a lot on libraries, I'm naturally a little biased toward loving this. But let's put it this way: I enjoyed it so much and want to return to it for future work, I'll be buying a copy even though I have the ARC. ...

    A great defense of public libraries ! ! ...

    Amazing! ...

    There are some great chapters about libraries as a community hub. ...

  • Ryan
    Oct 14, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

    The author describes how social infrastructure is critical for the well being of humans. Social infrastructure, basically, is any place that people can build a support network (i.e. libraries). The decline of social infrastructure, the author argues, diminishes support networks, and ma...

    Interesting sociological study on social infrastructure. I received it from a Giveaways Contest. This book explains social infrastructure and gives antidotal evidence on the merits of the topic. It was an interesting study and one that should be read by those interested in sociology, u...

    I received an ARC of this at ALA. And because Eric focuses a lot on libraries, I'm naturally a little biased toward loving this. But let's put it this way: I enjoyed it so much and want to return to it for future work, I'll be buying a copy even though I have the ARC. ...

    A great defense of public libraries ! ! ...

    Amazing! ...

    There are some great chapters about libraries as a community hub. ...

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  • Cheryl
    Sep 27, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

    The author describes how social infrastructure is critical for the well being of humans. Social infrastructure, basically, is any place that people can build a support network (i.e. libraries). The decline of social infrastructure, the author argues, diminishes support networks, and ma...

    Interesting sociological study on social infrastructure. I received it from a Giveaways Contest. This book explains social infrastructure and gives antidotal evidence on the merits of the topic. It was an interesting study and one that should be read by those interested in sociology, u...

    I received an ARC of this at ALA. And because Eric focuses a lot on libraries, I'm naturally a little biased toward loving this. But let's put it this way: I enjoyed it so much and want to return to it for future work, I'll be buying a copy even though I have the ARC. ...

    A great defense of public libraries ! ! ...

    Amazing! ...

    There are some great chapters about libraries as a community hub. ...

    ...

    ...

  • Carl
    Sep 27, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

    The author describes how social infrastructure is critical for the well being of humans. Social infrastructure, basically, is any place that people can build a support network (i.e. libraries). The decline of social infrastructure, the author argues, diminishes support networks, and ma...

    Interesting sociological study on social infrastructure. I received it from a Giveaways Contest. This book explains social infrastructure and gives antidotal evidence on the merits of the topic. It was an interesting study and one that should be read by those interested in sociology, u...

  • Doni
    Sep 18, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

  • Mary Tharp
    Oct 07, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

    The author describes how social infrastructure is critical for the well being of humans. Social infrastructure, basically, is any place that people can build a support network (i.e. libraries). The decline of social infrastructure, the author argues, diminishes support networks, and ma...

    Interesting sociological study on social infrastructure. I received it from a Giveaways Contest. This book explains social infrastructure and gives antidotal evidence on the merits of the topic. It was an interesting study and one that should be read by those interested in sociology, u...

    I received an ARC of this at ALA. And because Eric focuses a lot on libraries, I'm naturally a little biased toward loving this. But let's put it this way: I enjoyed it so much and want to return to it for future work, I'll be buying a copy even though I have the ARC. ...

    A great defense of public libraries ! ! ...

    Amazing! ...

    There are some great chapters about libraries as a community hub. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Laura
    Oct 13, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

    The author describes how social infrastructure is critical for the well being of humans. Social infrastructure, basically, is any place that people can build a support network (i.e. libraries). The decline of social infrastructure, the author argues, diminishes support networks, and ma...

    Interesting sociological study on social infrastructure. I received it from a Giveaways Contest. This book explains social infrastructure and gives antidotal evidence on the merits of the topic. It was an interesting study and one that should be read by those interested in sociology, u...

    I received an ARC of this at ALA. And because Eric focuses a lot on libraries, I'm naturally a little biased toward loving this. But let's put it this way: I enjoyed it so much and want to return to it for future work, I'll be buying a copy even though I have the ARC. ...

    A great defense of public libraries ! ! ...

    Amazing! ...

    There are some great chapters about libraries as a community hub. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Jaime
    Oct 07, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

    The author describes how social infrastructure is critical for the well being of humans. Social infrastructure, basically, is any place that people can build a support network (i.e. libraries). The decline of social infrastructure, the author argues, diminishes support networks, and ma...

    Interesting sociological study on social infrastructure. I received it from a Giveaways Contest. This book explains social infrastructure and gives antidotal evidence on the merits of the topic. It was an interesting study and one that should be read by those interested in sociology, u...

    I received an ARC of this at ALA. And because Eric focuses a lot on libraries, I'm naturally a little biased toward loving this. But let's put it this way: I enjoyed it so much and want to return to it for future work, I'll be buying a copy even though I have the ARC. ...

    A great defense of public libraries ! ! ...

    Amazing! ...

    There are some great chapters about libraries as a community hub. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

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  • Cindy
    Oct 12, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

    The author describes how social infrastructure is critical for the well being of humans. Social infrastructure, basically, is any place that people can build a support network (i.e. libraries). The decline of social infrastructure, the author argues, diminishes support networks, and ma...

    Interesting sociological study on social infrastructure. I received it from a Giveaways Contest. This book explains social infrastructure and gives antidotal evidence on the merits of the topic. It was an interesting study and one that should be read by those interested in sociology, u...

    I received an ARC of this at ALA. And because Eric focuses a lot on libraries, I'm naturally a little biased toward loving this. But let's put it this way: I enjoyed it so much and want to return to it for future work, I'll be buying a copy even though I have the ARC. ...

    A great defense of public libraries ! ! ...

  • Derek Ouyang
    Sep 17, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

    The author describes how social infrastructure is critical for the well being of humans. Social infrastructure, basically, is any place that people can build a support network (i.e. libraries). The decline of social infrastructure, the author argues, diminishes support networks, and ma...

    Interesting sociological study on social infrastructure. I received it from a Giveaways Contest. This book explains social infrastructure and gives antidotal evidence on the merits of the topic. It was an interesting study and one that should be read by those interested in sociology, u...

    I received an ARC of this at ALA. And because Eric focuses a lot on libraries, I'm naturally a little biased toward loving this. But let's put it this way: I enjoyed it so much and want to return to it for future work, I'll be buying a copy even though I have the ARC. ...

    A great defense of public libraries ! ! ...

    Amazing! ...

    There are some great chapters about libraries as a community hub. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Jennifer Houghton
    Oct 13, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

    The author describes how social infrastructure is critical for the well being of humans. Social infrastructure, basically, is any place that people can build a support network (i.e. libraries). The decline of social infrastructure, the author argues, diminishes support networks, and ma...

    Interesting sociological study on social infrastructure. I received it from a Giveaways Contest. This book explains social infrastructure and gives antidotal evidence on the merits of the topic. It was an interesting study and one that should be read by those interested in sociology, u...

    I received an ARC of this at ALA. And because Eric focuses a lot on libraries, I'm naturally a little biased toward loving this. But let's put it this way: I enjoyed it so much and want to return to it for future work, I'll be buying a copy even though I have the ARC. ...

    A great defense of public libraries ! ! ...

    Amazing! ...

    There are some great chapters about libraries as a community hub. ...

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  • Matthew Noe
    Sep 17, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

    The author describes how social infrastructure is critical for the well being of humans. Social infrastructure, basically, is any place that people can build a support network (i.e. libraries). The decline of social infrastructure, the author argues, diminishes support networks, and ma...

    Interesting sociological study on social infrastructure. I received it from a Giveaways Contest. This book explains social infrastructure and gives antidotal evidence on the merits of the topic. It was an interesting study and one that should be read by those interested in sociology, u...

    I received an ARC of this at ALA. And because Eric focuses a lot on libraries, I'm naturally a little biased toward loving this. But let's put it this way: I enjoyed it so much and want to return to it for future work, I'll be buying a copy even though I have the ARC. ...

  • Carol
    Oct 07, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

  • Jennifer
    Oct 14, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

    The author describes how social infrastructure is critical for the well being of humans. Social infrastructure, basically, is any place that people can build a support network (i.e. libraries). The decline of social infrastructure, the author argues, diminishes support networks, and ma...

    Interesting sociological study on social infrastructure. I received it from a Giveaways Contest. This book explains social infrastructure and gives antidotal evidence on the merits of the topic. It was an interesting study and one that should be read by those interested in sociology, u...

    I received an ARC of this at ALA. And because Eric focuses a lot on libraries, I'm naturally a little biased toward loving this. But let's put it this way: I enjoyed it so much and want to return to it for future work, I'll be buying a copy even though I have the ARC. ...

    A great defense of public libraries ! ! ...

    Amazing! ...

    There are some great chapters about libraries as a community hub. ...

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  • Eric
    Sep 29, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

    The author describes how social infrastructure is critical for the well being of humans. Social infrastructure, basically, is any place that people can build a support network (i.e. libraries). The decline of social infrastructure, the author argues, diminishes support networks, and ma...

    Interesting sociological study on social infrastructure. I received it from a Giveaways Contest. This book explains social infrastructure and gives antidotal evidence on the merits of the topic. It was an interesting study and one that should be read by those interested in sociology, u...

    I received an ARC of this at ALA. And because Eric focuses a lot on libraries, I'm naturally a little biased toward loving this. But let's put it this way: I enjoyed it so much and want to return to it for future work, I'll be buying a copy even though I have the ARC. ...

    A great defense of public libraries ! ! ...

    Amazing! ...

    There are some great chapters about libraries as a community hub. ...

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  • Avid Reader
    Oct 02, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

    The author describes how social infrastructure is critical for the well being of humans. Social infrastructure, basically, is any place that people can build a support network (i.e. libraries). The decline of social infrastructure, the author argues, diminishes support networks, and ma...

    Interesting sociological study on social infrastructure. I received it from a Giveaways Contest. This book explains social infrastructure and gives antidotal evidence on the merits of the topic. It was an interesting study and one that should be read by those interested in sociology, u...

    I received an ARC of this at ALA. And because Eric focuses a lot on libraries, I'm naturally a little biased toward loving this. But let's put it this way: I enjoyed it so much and want to return to it for future work, I'll be buying a copy even though I have the ARC. ...

    A great defense of public libraries ! ! ...

    Amazing! ...

    There are some great chapters about libraries as a community hub. ...

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  • Paige
    Sep 12, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

  • Trish Tomes
    Sep 11, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

  • Jackie Lantern
    Sep 21, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

    The author describes how social infrastructure is critical for the well being of humans. Social infrastructure, basically, is any place that people can build a support network (i.e. libraries). The decline of social infrastructure, the author argues, diminishes support networks, and ma...

    Interesting sociological study on social infrastructure. I received it from a Giveaways Contest. This book explains social infrastructure and gives antidotal evidence on the merits of the topic. It was an interesting study and one that should be read by those interested in sociology, u...

    I received an ARC of this at ALA. And because Eric focuses a lot on libraries, I'm naturally a little biased toward loving this. But let's put it this way: I enjoyed it so much and want to return to it for future work, I'll be buying a copy even though I have the ARC. ...

    A great defense of public libraries ! ! ...

    Amazing! ...

    There are some great chapters about libraries as a community hub. ...

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  • Jacob
    Oct 16, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

    The author describes how social infrastructure is critical for the well being of humans. Social infrastructure, basically, is any place that people can build a support network (i.e. libraries). The decline of social infrastructure, the author argues, diminishes support networks, and ma...

    Interesting sociological study on social infrastructure. I received it from a Giveaways Contest. This book explains social infrastructure and gives antidotal evidence on the merits of the topic. It was an interesting study and one that should be read by those interested in sociology, u...

    I received an ARC of this at ALA. And because Eric focuses a lot on libraries, I'm naturally a little biased toward loving this. But let's put it this way: I enjoyed it so much and want to return to it for future work, I'll be buying a copy even though I have the ARC. ...

    A great defense of public libraries ! ! ...

    Amazing! ...

    There are some great chapters about libraries as a community hub. ...

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  • Steve Nolan
    Sep 28, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

    The author describes how social infrastructure is critical for the well being of humans. Social infrastructure, basically, is any place that people can build a support network (i.e. libraries). The decline of social infrastructure, the author argues, diminishes support networks, and ma...

    Interesting sociological study on social infrastructure. I received it from a Giveaways Contest. This book explains social infrastructure and gives antidotal evidence on the merits of the topic. It was an interesting study and one that should be read by those interested in sociology, u...

    I received an ARC of this at ALA. And because Eric focuses a lot on libraries, I'm naturally a little biased toward loving this. But let's put it this way: I enjoyed it so much and want to return to it for future work, I'll be buying a copy even though I have the ARC. ...

    A great defense of public libraries ! ! ...

    Amazing! ...

    There are some great chapters about libraries as a community hub. ...

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  • Pam Kellman
    Sep 24, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

  • Lisa
    Oct 14, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

    The author describes how social infrastructure is critical for the well being of humans. Social infrastructure, basically, is any place that people can build a support network (i.e. libraries). The decline of social infrastructure, the author argues, diminishes support networks, and ma...

    Interesting sociological study on social infrastructure. I received it from a Giveaways Contest. This book explains social infrastructure and gives antidotal evidence on the merits of the topic. It was an interesting study and one that should be read by those interested in sociology, u...

    I received an ARC of this at ALA. And because Eric focuses a lot on libraries, I'm naturally a little biased toward loving this. But let's put it this way: I enjoyed it so much and want to return to it for future work, I'll be buying a copy even though I have the ARC. ...

    A great defense of public libraries ! ! ...

    Amazing! ...

  • Morgan
    Oct 10, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

  • Seth
    Sep 20, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

    The author describes how social infrastructure is critical for the well being of humans. Social infrastructure, basically, is any place that people can build a support network (i.e. libraries). The decline of social infrastructure, the author argues, diminishes support networks, and ma...

  • Melissa Zemba
    May 27, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

    The author describes how social infrastructure is critical for the well being of humans. Social infrastructure, basically, is any place that people can build a support network (i.e. libraries). The decline of social infrastructure, the author argues, diminishes support networks, and ma...

    Interesting sociological study on social infrastructure. I received it from a Giveaways Contest. This book explains social infrastructure and gives antidotal evidence on the merits of the topic. It was an interesting study and one that should be read by those interested in sociology, u...

    I received an ARC of this at ALA. And because Eric focuses a lot on libraries, I'm naturally a little biased toward loving this. But let's put it this way: I enjoyed it so much and want to return to it for future work, I'll be buying a copy even though I have the ARC. ...

    A great defense of public libraries ! ! ...

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    There are some great chapters about libraries as a community hub. ...

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  • Olivia Whitener
    Oct 04, 2018

    Gives perspective and case studies regarding social infrastructure. Especially relevant to public libraries and other civic institutions looking for ways to be more welcoming and responsive to their community. Very timely and useful. I took a star off because I found the text somewh...

    I was excited when I won this book on Goodreads. I want to thank them and Putnam books to get a pre-publication copy of it. It is an excellent book for activists who what to improve their :communities. Most of the examples given are from big cities, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, ...

    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. ...

    ***I received this book for free from the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.*** In "Palaces our the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life," Eric Klineberg adroitly argues the importance of s...

    I thought this book was fantastic because it provided clear and specific solutions for our current problems of inequity and polarization. What if you could help an entire neighborhood manage stress, depression and anxiety by increasing access to green space and public gardens? What if...

    I checked this book out from my branch library, and after reading it, I'm so grateful for my library! This is a book every voter should read, and a must-read for our elected representatives. Thoroughly researched and written in such an accessible, readable language, Klinenberg combines...

    I enjoyed this book, particularly for its focus on the theory of social infrastructure. This approach was not practical but I think we have to know "why" before "how," which is partially Klinenberg's goal in writing. This book is important and I would recommend it to anyone. Although t...

    The author describes how social infrastructure is critical for the well being of humans. Social infrastructure, basically, is any place that people can build a support network (i.e. libraries). The decline of social infrastructure, the author argues, diminishes support networks, and ma...

    Interesting sociological study on social infrastructure. I received it from a Giveaways Contest. This book explains social infrastructure and gives antidotal evidence on the merits of the topic. It was an interesting study and one that should be read by those interested in sociology, u...

    I received an ARC of this at ALA. And because Eric focuses a lot on libraries, I'm naturally a little biased toward loving this. But let's put it this way: I enjoyed it so much and want to return to it for future work, I'll be buying a copy even though I have the ARC. ...

    A great defense of public libraries ! ! ...

    Amazing! ...

    There are some great chapters about libraries as a community hub. ...

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