The New Town Square PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The New Town Square free pdf In this lyrical volume Robert R. Archibald explores a growing crisis of modern America: the dissolution of place that leads to a dangerous rupture of community. Community-born historically within the collective space of the town square where citizens come together to share stories and make meaning of their common histories-is dissipating as Americans are increasingly isolated from that shared space and are being submerged into an individualistic consumer monoculture with disregard for the common good. This volume examines how public history museums and historians can help restore community by offering a source of identity for people and their places, becoming a wellspring of community and an incubator of democracy, a consciousness of connection with a responsibility to those in our past and future. The New Town Square offers its readers a space to understand and celebrate the shared space of community, and is a vital resource for public historians and those interested in restoring the meaning of community. Visit our website for sample chapters!

About Robert R. Archibald

Since 1988 Robert R. Archibald has been president and CEO of the Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis, Missouri. An active member of many professional and community organizations and author of A Place to Remember: Using History to Build Community (AltaMira 1999), he writes and speaks on numerous topics from history and historical practice to community building and environmental responsibility.

Details Book

Author : Robert R. Archibald
Publisher : AltaMira Press,U.S.
Data Published : 28 May 2004
ISBN : 0759102880
EAN : 9780759102880
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 232 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The New Town Square



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • On the Town a Community Adventure free pdfOn the Town a Community Adventure

    Charlie's homework was to explore the people and places in his community. "What is my community." he asked his mother. So they took a walk to find out..


  • Community Management of Urban Open Spaces in Developing Economies free pdfCommunity Management of Urban Open Spaces in Developing Economies

    Bharati Mohapatra focuses on assessment of the social. functional. physical and emotional aspects of neighborhood Open Space and the attitude of people for community participation in managing the Open Space..


  • Emerging Space Powers free pdfEmerging Space Powers

    This work introduces the important emerging space powers of the world. Many of their space programs are little known. but they all play vital roles. Some have quite ambitious goals and are even challenging the leaders in the space community..


  • The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2010 ( ... free pdfThe Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2010 ( ...

    The Global Community Yearbook is a one-stop resource for all researchers studying international law generally or international criminal tribunals specifically. The Global Community Yearbook publishes annually in two-volume editions of carefully chosen primary source material and corresponding expert commentary..


  • The Handbook of Community Practice free pdfThe Handbook of Community Practice

    'This volume encompasses a vast range of knowledge on community practice and demonstrates the maturity of this social work domain. It offers a sophisticated treatment of the theoretical underpinnings of community organization as well as the richness of its history..


  • The New Town Square free pdfThe New Town Square

    . In this lyrical volume Robert R. Archibald explores a growing crisis of modern America: the dissolution of place that leads to a dangerous rupture of community. Community-born historically within th