The Public Vanishes - 0 views
shared by Mike Wesch on 26 May 09 - Cached
The public world has since become less urgent, more remote, and more tainted.
face-to-face civic activity has dropped as groups with local chapters have given way to groups that count as members everyone who sends in a check in response to a direct-mail appeal.
The important question is the share of income that Americans devote to charity; and by that measure, charitable giving has dropped sharply
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He acknowledges that there has been growth in support groups, but he insists that these are concerned with their own members' psychological well-being rather than with any civic interests
The rise in volunteering among young people is just about the only data in Bowling Alone that provides a basis for hope about the future.
One reason for the decline in face-to-face sociability may be that Americans can now sustain relationships with people whom they do not regularly see face-to-face.
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