(PDF KINDLE) Palaces for the People author Eric Klinenberg
T 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 umbaya while never naming that it is consistently the political right who votes against social services which actually help ALL people That to me is intellectually dishonest It s great to focus on how people of color consistently fix our own communities through personal efforts but to never talk about why the oppression exists from the get go seems again intellectually dishonest You can t talk about rough neighborhoods without talking about white flight and how when whiteness leaves there goes the money with it If you re going 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 nowing how to swim I had no idea that my parents putting us all in swimming lessons growing up made us the exception as black People And Not The Rule and not the rule we were privileged But it was important to my parents because we grew Up In A Town in a town had many lakes and they grew up nowing that black ids 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 umbaya if you re going to be intellectually dishonest about whiteness and white supremacy Eric Klinenberg. 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 ey to bridging our seemingly unbridgeable divides and safeguarding democrac. Sociologist Eric Klinenberg makes a persuasive argument for the strengthening of America s social infrastructure the places where people gather to share experiences across social divides and strengthen the bonds that help us in divisive times It is a timely examination of Ualifies As Community In The Age as community in the age social media and a useful tool that public officials should use useful tool that public officials should use cultural a An engaging readable argument for why we should build social infrastructure like libraries community gardens parks sports facilities etc but with a curiously meandering structure that flits between ideas and subjectsRandom thoughts Klinenberg is a good writer but he is overly fond of personal anecdotes and stories These are helpful for introducing laypeople but they detracted from the strength of his argument Too often we hear about how he was visiting this or that other city while writing another book making you wonder just how rigorous his research was Even odd are the couple of times he uses the plot from novels to make a point It s just bizarre how am I supposed to be convinced by that I don t now why Klinenberg bothers with a pretence of political neutrality Yes he wants to appeal to readers of every political persuasion but come on it s pretty obvious who he votes for and who most readers would vote for He does a disservice to his subject and his readers by pretending that both Democrats and Republicans care eually about funding social infrastructure His most egregious and pointless bit of both sides ism is euating the chair of the California Democratic Party no I don t no. 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 .
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W who this is either saying fuck Donald Trump and giving him the middle finger to Trump leading supporters in a chant Donald Trump and giving him the middle finger to Trump leading supporters in a chant lock her up One of these things is rude I guess the other demonstrates a total disregard for democratic principles and a disturbing shift to authoritarianism He has a strange obsession with Silicon Valley I m not sure it deserves as much attention as it gets in the bookUltimately the most memorable parts of the book are about libraries I would love to read 300 pages about the importance of libraries towards social infrastructure not just 50 60 pages scattered would love to read 300 pages about the importance of libraries towards social infrastructure not just 50 60 pages scattered and there 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 it seemed to go all over the place from there Recommend if you re curious about the effect of social infustructure or need a reason to feel inspired to go out and connect to those in your community 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 withou. 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 people gather and linger making friends across group 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 globe from a floating school