Careless Society: Community and Its Counterfeits

Careless Society: Community and Its Counterfeits

by John Mcknight
     
 

McKnight shows how the experts’ best efforts to rebuild and revitalize communities can actually destroy them and celebrates the ability of neighborhoods to heal from within.See more details below

Overview

McKnight shows how the experts’ best efforts to rebuild and revitalize communities can actually destroy them and celebrates the ability of neighborhoods to heal from within.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465091263
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
04/02/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
194
Sales rank:
1,279,233
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.61(d)
Lexile:
1270L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Professionalism
John Deere and the Bereavement Counselor3
The Professional Problem16
The Need for Oldness26
Professionalized Service and Disabling Help36
Medicine
The Medicalization of Politics55
Well-Being: The New Threshold to the Old Medicine63
Diagnosis and the Health of Community70
Politicizing Health Care80
Human Service Systems
A Nation of Clients?91
Do No Harm101
Redefining Community115
A Reconsideration of the Crisis of the Welfare State124
The Criminal Justice System
Thinking About Crime, Sacrifice, and Community135
Rethinking Our National Incarceration Policy145
On Community
Community Organizing in the Eighties: Toward a Post-Alinsky Agenda153
Regenerating Community161
Christian Service
On the Backwardness of Prophets175
Notes181
Acknowledgments185
Index187

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