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The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods (Paperback)
  • The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods (Paperback)

The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods (Paperback)

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Paperback 326 Pages / Published: 19/01/2011
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Copublished with the American Planning AssociationReveals the invisible but immense impact that consumerism has had on the fabric of our families and communities Recommends how we can create richer, more fulfilling lives and break our dependency on the consumer economy This book is about a new possibility for us together to discover the real basis for a satisfying life. It is a life that becomes possible when we join our neighbors in creating a community that nurtures our family and makes us useful citizens.We are besieged by messages from consumer society telling us that we are insufficient, that we must purchase what we need from specialists and systems outside the community. We outsource our health care, child care, relationships, recreation, our safety, and our satisfaction. We are trained to become consumers and clients, not citizens and neighbors. McKnight and Block take a thoughtful look at how this situation came about, what maintains it, and the crippling effect it has had on our families, our communities, and our environment.Right in our neighborhood we have the capacity to address our human needs in ways that systems, which see us only as interchangeable units, as problems to be solved, never can. We all have gifts to offer, even the most seemingly marginal among us. It does not matter how rich or poor the neighborhood is. McKnight and Block suggest how to nurture voluntary, self-organizing structures that will reveal these gifts and allow them to be shared to the greatest mutual benefit. They recommend roles we can assume and actions we can take to reweave the social fabric that has been unraveled by consumerism and its belief that however much we have, it is not enough.

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
ISBN: 9781458730169
Number of pages: 326
Weight: 568 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 17 mm
Edition: [Large Print]

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