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Andful of this happens on both sides and polarization "comments throughout the book There aren t even that many enough to chip away at my confidence in "throughout the book There aren t that many but enough to chip away at my confidence in sociological rigor of his conclusions Like there s a reat discussion of online spaces

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marginalized folks to find 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 Nine Ghosts get past wondering how much stronger the argument could be had it been written without that sense of moderation If it had 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 how much work it takes to build those spaces in this culture If it had admitted that this is an inherently political subject because massive disparities in power created the problems it s addressing 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 have an index so that should helpI received an advanced copy from the publisher via Netgalley for review consideration 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 help ALL. 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 peopleather and linger making friends across roup 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 lobe from a floating school ,
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 Look if you re on Goodreads you probably already know that public libraries are important institutions But this book provides some ood reminders of why that is Libraries stand for and exemplify something that needs defending the public institutions that even in an age of atomization and ineuality serve as bedrocks of civil society Libraries are the kinds of places where ordinary people with different backgrounds passions and interests can take part in a living democratic culture They are the kinds of places where the public private and philanthropic sectors can work together to reach for something higher than the bottom lineThis book is About Than Libraries But Unsurprisingly I Found than
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but unsurprisingly I found on libraries to be the most interesting and inspiring 35 Overall the ideas Klinenberg poses and the research he references are interesting and ets one thinking of what we need to do to create a better future society Social infrastructure is a philosophy I can The New Song: For the Sunday School, Societies of Christian Endeavor, and Other Religious Exercises (Classic Reprint) 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 communityardens 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 ardens 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 "it part of this No rating cause I was skimming a bunch toward the end I wanted to like this and it s ot 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 Lives Matter vs Blue Lives Matter but rather and I m like a it kind of is about those things though and b are you really oing to treat them as eual I don t even 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 on high alert for the 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 Palaces for the People

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People That to me is intellectually "dishonest It s reat to focus on how people of color consistently fix our own communities "It s reat to focus on how people of color consistently fix our own communities personal efforts but to never talk about why the oppression exists from the et Der Verlorene Koffer: A Graded Reader for Beginning Students go seems again intellectually dishonest You can t talk about rough neighborhoods without talking about white flight and how when whiteness leaves thereoes the money with it If you re oing 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 knowing how to swim I had no idea that My Parents Putting Us All In Swimming parents putting us all in swimming rowing up made us the exception as black people and not the rule because we were privileged But it was important to my parents because we American Literature Student Text grew up in a town that had many lakes and theyrew up knowing that black kids often drown because those resources aren t available to us But who did this Who held the power and who made these rules Don t ask me to hold hands and come together and sing kumbaya if you re oing to be intellectually dishonest about whiteness and white supremacy Eric Klinenberg I couldn t think of a better book to read in January I really feel inspired to become involved in my community This book is about the importance of social infastructure and how it can significantly improve the lives of those in communities and bring down crime rates I loved the chapters about libraries I wish Parks and Rec was still on because I can t even imagine how much Leslie Knope would ve loved this If I had one criticism of the book it was that I wish it the chapters stuck closely to topics The library chapters seemed to focus on libraries but then that I wish it the chapters stuck closely to topics The library chapters seemed to focus on libraries but then seemed to o all over the place from there Recommend if you re curious about the effect of social infustructure or need An engaging readable argument for why we should build social infrastructure like libraries community The Battle of Maldon and Other Old English Poems gardens parks sports facilities etc but with a curiously meandering structure that flits between ideas and subjectsRandom thoughts Klinenberg Sociologist Eric Klinenberg makes a persuasive argument for the strengthening of America s social infrastructure the places where peopleather to share experiences across social divides and strengthen the bonds that help 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. 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. ,