The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods

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Overview

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605096278
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/14/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 289,934
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

John McKnight is emeritus professor of education and social policy and codirector of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute at Northwestern University. He is the coauthor of Building Communities from the Inside Out and the author of The Careless Society. He has been a community organizer and serves on the boards of several national organi-zations that support neighborhood development.
Peter Block is a partner in Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops designed by Block to build the skills outlined in his books. He is the author of Flawless Consulting, Stewardship, The Answer to How Is Yes, and Community. He is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently the Organization Development Network’s 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Table of Contents

Welcome
Introduction
The Elements of Satisfaction
The Universal Properties
PART I: THE SHIFT FROM CITIZEN TO CONSUMER
Chapter One: The Limits of Consumption
Chapter Two: What Did We Lose and Where Did It Go?
Chapter Three: The Effects of Living in a Consumer World

PART II: CHOOSING A SATISFIED LIFE
Chapter Four: The Abundant Community
Chapter Five: Community Abundance in Action

PART III: CREATING ABUNDANCE
Chapter Six: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods

 

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