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The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of American Community

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Author Name: Dunkelman, Marc J.

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Publisher W W NORTON & CO INC

ISBN Number 0393063968 / 9780393063967

Seller ID E64032018MUG155966

0393063968 Unread, but dust jacket has some wear. Priority shipping available on this item. ***No international shipping.

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Without any notice, America's basic community building blocks have dissolved. What Alexis de Tocqueville called the "township"--that unique locus of the power of citizens--has been replaced. But with what? In a work that combines rich history and keen sociological observation, Marc Dunkelman identifies an epochal shift in the structure of American life. Routines that once put doctors and lawyers in touch with grocers and plumbers have withered as technology allows us to connect exclusively with a more select group. The rhythms that compelled us to understand the people living across town have disappeared. In their place are new patterns that confound our ability to compromise in politics, innovate within the private sector, and care properly for the most vulnerable. But the American Age has not yet ended, and The Vanishing Neighbor argues that to win the future we need to adapt yesterday's institutions to the realities of the twenty-first-century American community.

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