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Community : the structure of belonging /

by Block, Peter.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Berrett-Koehler, c2009Description: xiii, 240 p. : port. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781605092775 (pbk.); 1605092770 (pbk.).Subject(s): Communities | Social integration | Community development | Voluntarism | Citizenship | Leadership collection
Contents:
pt. 1. The fabric of community. Insights into transformation -- Shifting the context of community -- The stuck community -- The restorative community -- Taking back our projections -- What it means to be a citizen -- The transforming community -- pt. 2. The alchemy of belonging. Leadership is convening -- The small group is the unit of transformation -- Questions are more transforming than answers -- Invitation -- The possibility, ownership, dissent, commitment, and gifts conversations -- Bringing hospitality into the world -- Designing physical space that supports community -- The end of unnecessary suffering
Summary: Modern society is plagued by fragmentation. The various sectors of our communities - businesses, schools, social services, churches, government - do not work together. This book explores a way of thinking about that creates an opening for authentic communities to exist and details what each of us can do to make that happen
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Originally published: 2008

Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-222) and index

pt. 1. The fabric of community. Insights into transformation -- Shifting the context of community -- The stuck community -- The restorative community -- Taking back our projections -- What it means to be a citizen -- The transforming community -- pt. 2. The alchemy of belonging. Leadership is convening -- The small group is the unit of transformation -- Questions are more transforming than answers -- Invitation -- The possibility, ownership, dissent, commitment, and gifts conversations -- Bringing hospitality into the world -- Designing physical space that supports community -- The end of unnecessary suffering

Modern society is plagued by fragmentation. The various sectors of our communities - businesses, schools, social services, churches, government - do not work together. This book explores a way of thinking about that creates an opening for authentic communities to exist and details what each of us can do to make that happen

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