Community (Kobo eBook)
This practical guide to building stable, healthy, and inclusive communities offers an antidote to today’s polarizing culture of isolation.
With the increasing violence in our culture, the widening ideological divides, and the growing gap in economic well-being, a deeper sense of community is desperately needed. But even as we acknowledge the need to build community, the typical ways we engage people, civically and organizationally, remain essentially unchanged. In Community, Peter Block explores how authentic community can emerge from fragmentation and offers practical steps and strategies we can use to foster this transformation.
This updated and revised edition draws on a decade of putting Block’s ideas into practice. New examples show that community building can be a more powerful way to address social problems than more traditional policies and programs. And encouragingly, Block demonstrates how simple positive transformation can be, once we decide it is essential.