'Disconnected' - Book Intro
DISCONNECTED, UNSW Press, Sydney, 2010
Posted: 2 Oct 2010
Date Written: October 1, 2010
This book on trends in social capital asks whether Australians are tightly-knit and looking out for each other, or are we all disconnected? Organisational membership records and surveys show that our society is shifting rapidly. These days, chances are you never quite get around to talking to your neighbours, or you’re always too busy to give blood. Disconnected guides us through the reasons that our social fabric has begun to fray, and outlines steps to creating a better civic life.
Chapter Overview 1. Introduction 2. Joining, Volunteering and Giving 3. Religion 4. Politics 5. The Workplace 6. Sport, Culture and Entertainment 7. Friends and Neighbours 8. Trust and Honesty 9. Explaining the Trends 10. What is to be Done?
Keywords: social capital, Australia, trends
JEL Classification: J22, N17
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