Complete the following reading prior to class:
Putnam, R.D. (2000). Bowling Alone. New York: Simon & Schuster
CHAPTERS 17 and 18
Answer the following questions and submit to Canvas. Either bring a typed, hard copy to class for our in-class discussion/activity or your laptop to access your responses:
- In what ways do children benefit from their parents’ social capital?
- According to Putnam, why is the level of informal social capital a stronger protective factor than formal institutionalized social capital? Do you agree or disagree, and why?
- In Chapter 18, Putnam points out that a strong social network between parents can actually have a negative effect on the neighborhood youth. Explain how/why this happens.
- Define reciprocal obligation.
- Putnam’s book is now nearly fifteen years old, some works can inevitably stand the test of time, while others lose relevancy. Reflecting on Chapters 17 and 18, identify which points you feel are still salient and which are outdated.
Responses should be thoughtful and original (do not plagiarize from the readings), complete sentences and in paragraph form. Your written submission will form the basis of our discussion of the readings. All submissions must be in APA format and a minimum of one paragraph for each question (bullet point).