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Community: The Structure of Belonging by Peter Block (2nd Edition)

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 25 July 2018



Community: The Structure of Belonging by Peter Block (2nd Edition)
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Posted DateWednesday 25 July 2018 09:32 GDT
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One of the books that has influenced me the most over the last few years is Community: The Structure of Belonging by Peter Block.

He has just published the 2nd edition and if you would like to get some idea of what it is about take a look at this excerpt adapted from the "Welcome" chapter in the book.

In the midst of the growing awareness of and innovation in thinking about the need to build community, the dominant practices about how to engage people, civically and organizationally, remain essentially unchanged.

Building community and belonging is going to be our most powerful strategy for ending the displacement and isolation that plagues so many aspects of our world.

The work is to seek in our communities a wider and deeper sense of emotional ownership and communal ownership. It means fostering among all of a community's citizens a sense of ownership and accountability, both in our relationships and what we actually control.

Credit: Peter Block
Peter Block - Change the Conversation, Change the Culture

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