Careless Society: Community and Its Counterfeits

Careless Society: Community and Its Counterfeits

by John Mcknight
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465091261

ISBN-13: 9780465091263

Pub. Date: 04/02/1996

Publisher: Basic Books

Amid all the hand-wringing about the loss of community in America these days, here is a book that celebrates the ability of neighborhoods to heal themselves from within. John McKnight shows how competent communities have been invaded and colonized by professionalized services—often with devastating results. Overwhelmed by these social services, the spirit of

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Amid all the hand-wringing about the loss of community in America these days, here is a book that celebrates the ability of neighborhoods to heal themselves from within. John McKnight shows how competent communities have been invaded and colonized by professionalized services—often with devastating results. Overwhelmed by these social services, the spirit of community falters: families collapse, schools fail, violence spreads, and medical systems spiral out of control. Instead of more or better services, the basis for resolving many of America’s social problems is the community capacity of the local citizens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465091263
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
04/02/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
194
Sales rank:
622,337
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.61(d)
Lexile:
1270L (what's this?)

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