Creating Community Anywhere: Finding Support and Connection in a Fragmented World

3.57 avg rating
( 23 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780874777468: Creating Community Anywhere: Finding Support and Connection in a Fragmented World
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Describes the community movement, discusses new ways of living together, and offers practical advice on improving one's own comunity

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Excerpt. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:

The emerging affiliations that we call conscious community incorporate many social and survival aspects of functional community, but also emphasize members' needs for personal expression, growth, and transformation. Conscious community nurtures in each of its members the unfolding from within that allows them to become more fully who they are-and it nurtures its own unfolding as well.

Gently, Kathleen slips out of bed and pads into the next room, where she switches on her computer and logs onto SeniorNet, an electronic network for people fifty-five and over which spans the U.S. and Canada....These people, most of whom she has never seen or even talked to on the phone, will respond with empathy and concern when they log onto SeniorNet and see her message.

Review:

In our relentless pursuit of independence, many of us have lost our connections to something larger than ourselves. Creating Communities Anywhere looks at the current structures that connect people (or don't) and proposes ones better adapted to the framework of contemporary society. These chapters are the tools for creating community within the many spaces we occupy. An insightful how-to manual, this book is as much about communication and interpersonal dynamics as it is about community building, be it with family and friends, neighborhoods, workplaces or even electronic communities. I found myself rethinking my own definition of community and past periods of self-imposed isolation. The alternatives here describe a brighter and much broader way to experience life. -- From The WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women; review by Ilene Rosoff

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Carolyn Shaffer
Published by Tarcher (1993)
ISBN 10: 0874777461 ISBN 13: 9780874777468
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Tarcher, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0874777461

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 20.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Carolyn R. Shaffer, Kristin Anundsen
Published by Tarcher (1993)
ISBN 10: 0874777461 ISBN 13: 9780874777468
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Tarcher, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110874777461

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 37.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Shaffer, Carolyn R.; Anundsen, Kristin
Published by Tarcher
ISBN 10: 0874777461 ISBN 13: 9780874777468
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Tarcher. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0874777461 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0466675

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds