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Description - The Careless Society by John McKnight

Amid all the hand-wringing about the loss of community in America these days, here is a book that celebrates the ability of neighborhoods to heal themselves from within. John McKnight shows how competent communities have been invaded and colonized by professionalized servicesoften with devastating results. Overwhelmed by these social services, the spirit of community falters: families collapse, schools fail, violence spreads, and medical systems spiral out of control. Instead of more or better services, the basis for resolving many of Americas social problems is the community capacity of the local citizens.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465091263
ISBN-10: 0465091261
Format: Paperback
(202mm x 134mm x 13mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Basic Books
Publish Date: 2-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John McKnight

John McKnight is the coauthor of a guide for community development entitled Community Building from the Inside Out. He is the director of the Community Studies Program at the centre for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University, where he also teaches. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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