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Everyone can win: how to resolve conflict. /

by Cornelius, Helena | Faire, Shoshana.

Publisher: Brookvale, N.S.W. Simon & Schuster 1989Description: 192 p. Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community. /

by Putnam, Robert D.

Publisher: New York, NY Simon & Schuster 2000Description: 541 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This classic work has stimulated much discussion and debate about social capital . Putnam argues that American society has become increasingly disconnected, with damaging effects on the physical and cultural health of the nation. To rebuild the nation s social capital of communities and networks which create bridges (not just cement bonds) is for Putnam the key to facing the challenges of the new century.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Our kids : the American Dream in crisis / Robert D. Putnam.

by Putnam, Robert D.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015Description: 386 p.Summary: "A groundbreaking examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. It's the American dream: get a good education, work hard, buy a house, and achieve prosperity and success. This is the America we believe in--a nation of opportunity, constrained only by ability and effort. But during the last twenty-five years we have seen a disturbing "opportunity gap" emerge. Americans have always believed in equality of opportunity, the idea that all kids, regardless of their family background, should have a decent chance to improve their lot in life. Now, this central tenet of the American dream seems no longer true or at the least, much less true than it was. Robert Putnam--about whom The Economist said, "his scholarship is wide-ranging, his intelligence luminous, his tone modest, his prose unpretentious and frequently funny"--offers a personal but also authoritative look at this new American crisis. Putnam begins with his high school class of 1959 in Port Clinton, Ohio. By and large the vast majority of those students--"our kids"--went on to lives better than those of their parents. But their children and grandchildren have had harder lives amid diminishing prospects. Putnam tells the tale of lessening opportunity through poignant life stories of rich and poor kids from cities and suburbs across the country, drawing on a formidable body of research done especially for this book. Our Kids is a rare combination of individual testimony and rigorous evidence. Putnam provides a disturbing account of the American dream that should initiate a deep examination of the future of our country"--; "The best-selling author of Bowling Alone offers a groundbreaking examination of the American Dream in crisis: how and why opportunities for upward mobility are diminishing, jeopardizing the prospects of an ever larger segment of Americans"--Availability: No items available Checked out (1).

Hope : an anthology / Catherine Moffat, Eloise Young, Katherine Hayes, Eleanor George, Laura McPhee-Browne, Marlish Glorie, David Porter, Heidi Catherine, Christine Fontana, Yvonne Popplewell.

by Moffat, Catherine [author.] | Young, Eloise [author.] | Hayes, Katherine [author.] | George, Eleanor [author.] | McPhee-Browne, Laura [author.] | Glorie, Marlish [author.] | Porter, David [author.] | Catherine, Heidi [author.] | Fontana, Christine [author.] | Popplewell, Yvonne [author.] | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Cammeray, NSW Simon & Schuster (Australia) Pty Limited, 2016Copyright date: 2016Description: xviii, 185 pages ; 20 cm.Notes: Prize-winning and highly commended stories from the Brotherhood of St Laurence Hope Prize Foreword by the Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO ‘Filled with determination and human spirit about people who overcome the odds with courage and strength’ – the Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO ‘Powerful perspectives on the world at large from unique and authentic voices’ – Cate Blanchett 'Stories enrich both the storyteller and the story-reader, bringing new understanding and new perspectives to both.’ Kate GrenvilleSummary: Uplifting, poignant, funny and affecting, these stories of resilience, strength and grace will open your eyes and heart to the experiences of so many of our invisible citizens. Australia is a prosperous country, but there are pockets of disadvantage everywhere. The Hope Prize encourages writing that transcends stereotypes of ‘the poor’, and these ten short stories reflect the tenacity and optimism that people show in the face of poverty and testing times.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Hope shines : prize-winning and shortlisted stories from the Hope Prize / foreword by the Honourable Quentin Bryce, AD CVO.

by Bryce, Quentin [writer of foreword.] | Lenneberg, Conny [writer of intoduction.] | Kruckmeyer, Finegan | Rowley, Tess | Kelly, Kim | Bishop, Alice | Crouch, Melanie | Daddo, Vicky | Hall, Elisa | George, Eleanor | Pang, Jenny | Hester, Veronica.

Publisher: Cammeray, NSW : Simon & Schuster Australia, 2018Description: xi, 195 p.Summary: Uplifting, poignant, funny and affecting, these stories of resilience, strength and grace will open your eyes and heart to the experiences of so many of our invisible citizens. Australia is a prosperous country, but there are pockets of disadvantage everywhere. The Hope Prize encourages writing that transcends stereotypes of 'the poor', and these ten short stories reflect the tenacity and optimism that people show in the face of poverty and testing times. Judged by three notable Australians - Quentin Bryce, Cate Blanchett and Kate Grenville - who are passionate about defeating disadvantage in our communities, and who care deeply about encouraging good writing, Hope Shines is a moving collection is a celebration of hope and the enduring power of community. Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to the Hope Prize.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

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