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Author McKnight, John, 1931-

Title The Abundant Community [electronic resource] : Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods / John McKnight.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010.


Description 1 online resource (200 pages)
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Summary 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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Subject Community development -- United States.
Community organization -- United States.
Neighborhoods -- United States.
Community life -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Block, Peter.
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Other Form: Print version: McKnight, John, 1931- Abundant community. San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, c2010. 9781605095844 (DLC)2010009955
ISBN 9781605096278 (e-pub)
9781605095844 (print)
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