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9781524761165 (hardcover) $28.00
Palaces for the people : how social infrastructure can help fight inequality, polarization, and the decline of civic life
 by Crown, New York :
277 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-266) and index.
Introduction: The social infrastructure -- A place to gather -- Safe spaces -- Learning together -- Healthy bonds -- Common ground -- Ahead of the storm -- Before we lift the next shovel.
"An eminent sociologist--and coauthor, with Aziz Ansari, of the #1 New York Times bestseller Modern Romance--makes the provocative case that the future of democratic societies rests not only on shared values but also on shared "social infrastructure": the libraries, childcare centers, bookstores, coffee shops, pools, and parks that promote crucial, sometimes life-saving connections between people who might otherwise fail to find common cause"--