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Community : the structure of belonging

Author: Peter Block
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Berrett-Koehler, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Block
ISBN: 9781605092775 1605092770
OCLC Number: 426121799
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: xiii, 240 pages : portrait ; 21 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The fabric of community. Insights into transformation --
Shifting the context for 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.
Other Titles: Structure of belonging
Responsibility: Peter Block.

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