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Commitment and community : communes and utopias in sociological

Author: Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2005.
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Rosabeth Kanter offers a unique analysis of the nature and process of enduring commitment, basing her theory of commitment mechanisms on exhaustive research of nineteenth-century utopias, sharpened  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosabeth Moss Kanter
ISBN: 0674145763 9780674145764
OCLC Number: 62059402
Description: 318 pages
Contents: Part One: The Utopian Faith * A Refuge and a Hope * Society's Maternal Bed: Idealizations of Communal Life Part Two: Lessons of the Past * Commitment: The Problem and the Theory * Live in Love and Union: Commitment Mechanisms in Nineteenth Century Communes * The Comforts of Commitment: Issues in Group Life * Away from Community Part Three: Problems of Today * Retreat from Utopia 8 They Also Serve: Communes with Missions * The Limits of Utopia * Appendix. Sample and Methodology for Study of Nineteenth Century Communes * Bibliography * Notes * Index
Responsibility: Rosabeth Moss Kanter.


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The strength of his book is in its imaginative concept, original insight and historical competence...will certainly be widely read and hotly discussed.--Harvey Cox

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