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

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

By Klinenberg, Eric

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* How can we bring people together? In Palaces for the People the sociologist and best-selling author Eric Klinenberg introduces a transformative and powerfully uplifting new idea for health, happiness, safety and healing our divided, unequal society. 'This wonderful book shows u...s how democracies thrive' Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt, authors of How Democracies Die Too often we take for granted and neglect our libraries, parks, markets, schools, playgrounds, gardens and communal spaces, but decades of research now shows that these places can have an extraordinary effect on our personal and collective wellbeing. Why? Because wherever people cross paths and linger, wherever we gather informally, strike up a conversation and get to know one another, relationships blossom and communities emerge - and where communities are strong, people are safer and healthier, crime drops and commerce thrives, and peace, tolerance and stability take root. Through uplifting human stories and an illuminating tour through the science of social connection, Palaces for the People shows that properly designing and maintaining this `social infrastructure' might be our single best strategy for a more equal and united society.
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ISBN 9781784707514
Released AU 21 Mar 2020
Publisher Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781784707514
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Released 21 Mar 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Klinenberg, Eric
Category Communication Studies
Social & Political Philosophy
Sociology, Social Studies
Social Institutions
Urban Communities
Urban & Municipal Planning
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 200mm
Spine: 130mm
Dewey Code 307.14
Weight 229g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Community development, Social interaction, Equality
NBS Text Social Studies: General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade