eric klinenberg

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch
Tuesday, May 14 / 7 PM

Eric Klinenberg is professor of sociology and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He is the author of Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life. In the book, Klinenberg offers an inspiring blueprint for rebuilding our fractured society and focuses on the value of shared spaces like libraries, childcare centers, bookstores, churches and parks. Palaces for the People urges readers to acknowledge the crucial role these spaces play in civic life and how social infrastructure is helping to solve some of our most pressing challenges.

Klinenberg is also the author of Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living AloneFighting for Air: The Battle to Control America’s Media and Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago.

Additional books will be available for purchase courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry.