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Title   Art of Belonging 

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Author   MACKAY Hugh  ISBN   9781743538920  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Pan Macmillan  Group   Gen Non-F View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Culture & So  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2015 
Subject   Cultural studies 
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Synopsis In his bestselling book, The Good Life, Hugh Mackay argued that kindness and respect for others are the hallmarks of a life well lived. Now in The Art of Belonging Mackay shows how strong communities develop our moral sense and build our emotional security. He says that as 'social creatures' we can only reach our potential when we engage with our communities - in the local neighbourhood, at work and even online.Drawing on his lifelong work as a social researcher, Mackay creates a fictional suburb, Southwood, and populates it with characters who, like most of us, struggle to reconcile their need to belong with their desire to live life on their own terms. Through a series of stories, illuminated by Mackay's social analysis, we witness the conflicts that arise when individuals assert their needs at the expense of others, but we also glimpse the satisfactions that flow from contributing to the common good.

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