|Re: Ordering Communities Magazine; Community Member as Lightning Rod||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Michael McIntyre (michaelsunward.org)|
|Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 22:59:31 -0600 (MDT)|
On 09 June 2000 20:44 Zev Paiss wrote: > For those of you who have not yet seen the current issue of Communities > magazine, it is GREAT. The main topic is on cohousing and they have > covered many aspects of the issue in a very professional way. This is > an excellent resource for new members and anyone you want to educate > about cohousing... Please see the Table of Contents at: http://fic.ic.org/cmag/currtoc.html In addition to the focused collection of writing on coho (which y'all should read and hand out to prospective members), I want to highly recommend the feature article on conflict in community: "Community Member as Lightning Rod," by Harvey Baker. It's a very insightful piece exploring the dynamics of how a community's attention or angst can become focused on individuals who represent the relative 'extreme' of a negative trait; how the "lightning rod" shifts from person to person, how this can create a downward spiral, and how we can recognize, learn and grow from this tendency. I found it extremely relevant to every group and community setting I've been in. What do you think of the article? Get your copy from Zev at the TCN store, 303-413-9227. -michael, Sunward, Ann Arbor, www.sunward.org
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