Peter Block Talks Community, the Consumer Culture and the Promise of Learning

The July-August issue of Wiley Online Library’s “About Campus” featured Peter’s interview with executive editor Frank Shushok, Jr. in which he talked about how he began his work in helping people develop, nurture and sustain community, the genesis of his new book with John McKnight and Walter Brueggemann on challenging the consumer culture and redefining the “good life,” the commodification and corporatization of our educational institutions, the meaning of “authentic community” … and much more.

Read the interview here.

Re-posted by permission from “About Campus,” July-August 2016, published online in Wiley Online Library ( © 2016 by American College Personnel Association and Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Home page image: Charlie Stinchcomb

About the Lead Author

Peter Block
In addition to The Abundant Community, co-authored with John McKnight, Peter Block is the author of Flawless Consulting, Community, Stewardship and The Answer to How Is Yes. He serves on the boards of Elementz, a hip hop center for urban youth; Cincinnati Public Radio; and LivePerson. With other volunteers, Peter began A Small Group, whose work is to create a new community narrative and to bring Peter's work on civic engagement into being. Peter's work is in the restoration of communities and creating systems that restore our humanity. He is a partner in Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops he has designed to build the skills outlined in his books.

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