- viii, 199 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- "A New South book"--Title page verso.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: 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.