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Community

The Structure of Belonging

eBook - 2008
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Berret-Koehler Pub
We need our neighbors and community to stay healthy, produce jobs, raise our children, and care for those on the margin. Institutions and professional services have reached their limit of their ability to help us.

The consumer society tells us that we are insufficient and that we must purchase what we need from specialists and systems outside the community. We have become consumers and clients, not citizens and neighbors. John McKnight and Peter Block show that we have the capacity to find real and sustainable satisfaction right in our neighborhood and community.

This book reports on voluntary, self-organizing structures that focus on gifts and value hospitality, the welcoming of strangers. It shows how to reweave our social fabric, especially in our neighborhoods. In this way we collectively have enough to create a future that works for all.


Publisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Ă2008
ISBN: 9781576757734
1576757730
1605092770
9781605092775
9781576754870
1576754871
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Jul 12, 2016

Anyone involved in community building work needs to read this book. Peter Block gets it. My copy is filled with highlighter markings and I have referred back to it many times.

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