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Disconnected / by Andrew Leigh. (2010)

Authors: Leigh, Andrew.
Publisher:Sydney : University of New South Wales Press,
Uniqueness:
  • There are 91 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 88 copies of this specific edition.
Frontyard Notes:BFs Studio
Subjects:
Also Titled:
  • 1. Introduction -- 2. Joining, volunteering and giving -- 3. Religion -- 4. Politics -- 5. The workplace -- 6. Sport, culture and entertainment -- 7. Friends and neighbours -- 8. Trust and honesty -- 9. Explaining the trends -- 10. What is to be done?
Author:
  • Leigh, Andrew, 1972-
Content Types:
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • volume
Physical Description:
  • 1 v.
  • viii, 199 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary:
  • "In this forensic examination of how we live, Andrew Leigh, one of our most exciting young thinkers, rips through Australian life and asks whether we are tightly knit and looking out for each other, or if we are all disconnected?" - cover.
  • As Australians, we traditionally see ourselves as friendly, relaxed and connected people. But the data from our census and countless other surveys show that Australian society is shifting rapidly. These days, chances are you never quite get around to talking to your neighbours. You're always too busy to give blood. You might find that you've become disconnected; that like most Australians, you've lost touch with your community. Andrew Leigh guides us through the causes of this corrosion of relationships, and toward a vision for a better civic and personal life.
Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Joining, volunteering and giving
  • 3. Religion
  • 4. Politics
  • 5. The workplace
  • 6. Sport, culture and entertainment
  • 7. Friends and neighbours
  • 8. Trust and honesty
  • 9. Explaining the trends
  • 10. What is to be done?
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Notes:
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-189) and index.
Language:
  • English
ISBN:
  • 9781742231532 (pbk.)
Dewey Number:
  • 303.4994
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 46141736
  • 46141736
  • 45466073
  • 45466073
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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