The Structure of Belonging

Book - 2008
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"Most of our communities are fragmented and at odds within themselves. Businesses, social services, education, and health care each live within their own worlds. The same is true of individual citizens, who long for connection but end up marginalized, their gifts overlooked, their potential contributions lost. What keeps this from changing is that we are trapped in an old and tired conversation about who we are. If this narrative does not shift, we will never truly create a common future and work toward it together." "What Peter Block provides in this new book is an exploration of the exact way community can emerge from fragmentation. How is community built? How does the transformation occur? What fundamental shifts are involved? What can individuals and formal leaders do to create a place they want to inhabit? We know what healthy communities look like-there are many success stories out there. The challenge is how to create one in our own place."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, [2008], ©2008
ISBN: 9781576754870
Branch Call Number: 307 Bl
Characteristics: xiii, 240 pages ; 24 cm

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Jul 12, 2016

Anyone involved in community building work needs to read this book. Peter Block gets it. My copy is filled with highlighter markings and I have referred back to it many times.


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