Community: The Structure of Belonging

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/1/2009
  • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services

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This inspiring new work explores various ways communities can emerge from the fragmentation that plagues modern society. Block examines a way of thinking that creates an opening for authentic communities to exist, and details what each individual can do to make that happen.

Author Biography

Peter Block is a citizen of Cincinnati and a partner in Designed Learning. He is the author of Flawless Consulting, Stewardship, The Empowered Manager, and The Answer to How Is Yes.

Table of Contents

Welcomep. xi
Introduction The Fragmented Community and Its Transformationp. 1
The Fabric of Community
Insights into Transformationp. 11
Shifting the Context for Communityp. 29
The Stuck Communityp. 37
The Restorative Communityp. 47
Taking Back Our Projectionsp. 55
What It Means to Be a Citizenp. 63
The Transforming Communityp. 73
The Alchemy of Belonging
Leadership is Conveningp. 85
The Small Group is the Unit of Transformationp. 93
Questions Are More Transforming than Answersp. 101
Midterm Reviewp. 111
Invitationp. 113
The Possibility, Ownership, Dissent, Commitment, and Gifts Conversationsp. 123
Bringing Hospitality into the Worldp. 145
Designing Physical Space that Supports Communityp. 151
The End of Unnecessary Sufferingp. 163
More Book at a Glancep. 177
Role Models and Resourcesp. 187
Acknowledgmentsp. 223
Indexp. 227
About the Authorp. 237
About the Designp. 239
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