The Abundant Communityby MCKNIGHT, JOHNBLOCK, PETER
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There is a growing movement of people with a different vision for their local communities. They know that real satisfaction and the good life are not provided by organizations, institutions, or systems. No number of great CEO’s, central offices, or long range plans produce what a community can produce. People are discovering a new possibility for their lives. They have a calling. They are called. And together they call upon themselves.
This possibility is idealistic, and yet it is an ideal within our grasp. It is a possibility that is both idealistic and realistic. Our culture leads us to believe that a satisfying life can be purchased. It tells us that in the place where we live, we don't have the resources to create a good life. This book reminds us that a neighborhood that can raise a child, provide security, sustain our health, secure our income, and care for our vulnerable people is within the power of our community.
The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods gives voice to our ideal of a beloved community. It reminds us of our power to create a hope filled life. It assures us that when we join together with our neighbors we are the architects of the future where we want to live.
Peter Block isa partner in Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops designed by Block to build the skills outlined in his books. He is the author of Flawless Consulting, Stewardship, The Answer to How Is Yes, and Community. He is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently the Organization Development Network's 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Table of Contents
|The Elements of Satisfaction||p. 2|
|The Universal Properties||p. 40|
|The Shift from Citizen to Consumer||p. 7|
|The Limits of Consumption||p. 9|
|The Consumer Way: Lives of Scarcity and Consumption||p. 11|
|The Citizen Way: Lives of Abundance and cooperation||p. 14|
|A Choice of Culture||p. 15|
|Neighborhood Necessities||p. 18|
|Community Possibilities||p. 25|
|What Did We Lose and Where Did It Go?||p. 26|
|The Origin of Dissatisfaction||p. 27|
|The Growth of Systems and Their Managers||p. 29|
|Outsourcing Care to Professionals||p. 36|
|Seduction by the Promise of Satisfaction||p. 42|
|The Effects of Living in a Consumer World||p. 46|
|Living by the Rules||p. 47|
|The Cost to Society||p. 49|
|The Cost to Neighborhoods||p. 54|
|The Wired Life||p. 57|
|The Heart of the Matter||p. 62|
|Choosing a Satisfied Life||p. 63|
|The Abundant Community||p. 65|
|The Structure of Abundance||p. 65|
|Associational Life||p. 71|
|The Invisible Structures of Community||p. 81|
|Community Abundance in Action||p. 83|
|The Capacities of an Abundance Community||p. 83|
|The Culture of Abundance||p. 91|
|The Citizen Economy||p. 96|
|Policies That Support Abundant Community||p. 99|
|Democracy and the Abundant Community||p. 109|
|Creating Abundance||p. 113|
|Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods||p. 115|
|Competence within Reach||p. 115|
|Community Abundance Is Its Gifts||p. 119|
|Connected Gifts Create Associations||p. 123|
|The Power of Connectors||p. 132|
|The Vital Role of Connectors||p. 132|
|A Table for Connectors||p. 134|
|Welcoming Strangers||p. 137|
|Finding Our Own Way||p. 140|
|The Story of an Abundant Community||p. 145|
|Pioneers: People Who Are Creating Abundant Communities||p. 153|
|About the Authors||p. 171|
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