A Room of One's Own Non-Fiction Book Group 12/2/21

Our next book selected by moderator Jolene Redvale is Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life

Synopsis: 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 and find common purpose. But how, exactly, can this be done?

In Palaces for the People, Eric Klinenberg suggests a way forward. He believes that the future of democratic societies rests not simply on shared values but on shared spaces: the libraries, childcare centers, churches, and parks where crucial connections are formed. Interweaving his own research with examples from around the globe, Klinenberg shows how “social infrastructure” is helping to solve some of our most pressing societal challenges. Richly reported and ultimately uplifting, Palaces for the People offers a blueprint for bridging our seemingly unbridgeable divides.

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We hope you'll join us for our next discussion!

Event date: 

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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9 N 6th St
Redlands, CA 92373
Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the  Decline of Civic Life Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781524761172
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Crown - September 10th, 2019

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