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The Careless Society


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* Introduction Professionalism * John Deere and the Bereavement Counselor * The Professional Problem * The Need for Oldness * Professionalized Service and Disabling Help Medicine * The Medicalization of Politics * Well-Being: The New Threshold to the Old Medicine * Diagnosis and the Health of Community * Politicizing Health Care Human Service Systems * A Nation of Clients? * Do No Harm * Redefining Community * A Reconsideration of the Crisis of the Welfare State The Criminal Justice System * Thinking About Crime, Sacrifice, and Community * Rethinking Our National Incarceration Policy On Community * Community Organizing in the Eighties: Toward a Post-Alinsky Agenda with John Kretzmann * Regenerating a Community Christian Service * On theBackwardness of Prophets

About the Author

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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