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Common purse, uncommon future : the long, strange trip of communes and other intentional communities

Author: Joseph C Manzella
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses communities designed for alternative lifestyles such as: The Farm (Tennessee), Findhorn (Scotland), Christiana (Denmark), Earthaven (North Carolina), Arcosanti (Arizona), Whole Village (Ontario), and others. Most attention is given to the time since 1970.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph C Manzella
ISBN: 9780313384622 0313384622 9780313384639 0313384630
OCLC Number: 548555674
Description: xvii, 202 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Beyond the Threshold ; Influences and Evolution ; Communes and Intentional Living ; Hypermodern Liquid Life ; Patterns in Common ; Threshold People ; Revitalizing Community ; A Narrative Arc --
Elders of Utopia. One Place, Two Directions ; The Oneida Extreme ; Fertile Soil for Celibacy ; What Can Go Wrong, Will ; Frontiers, Families, Communities ; The Frontier, European Style ; A Week in Someone's Utopia --
Last Days of the Counterculture. Christiania's Urban Dilemma ; American Pastoral : The Farm ; City Mouse, Country House --
Ritual as Nostalgia. The Road to Utopia Isn't Paved ; Floating Spirituality ; The Lifting of River Otter ; The Power of Ritual --
Dream a Little Dream. Arcosanti : A Postopia ; New Age to Green Age ; An Ancient Concern ; Ecovillage Evolution ; Ecovillage at Ithaca ; Whole Village ; Alchemy Farm ; Sirius Community : Findhorn West ; Of Seniors and Cul-de-Sacs --
Communities in Motion. The Volunteer Experience ; Locating Habitat ; Communing with the Arts ; Novel Forms of Community --
Utopian End Game. From a Yurt ; Individualism vs. Communalism ; Macro vs. Micro Authority ; Balancing Hypermodernity ; The Next Generation ; Middle-Class White People ; Organization vs. ideas ; Nostalgia, the Enemy of Progress?
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This book documents the wide range of contemporary communes and other intentional communities providing sanctuaries for like-minded people to pursue cooperative alternatives to media-stoked  Read more...

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"... Combining elements of historical retrospective, travelogue, and sociological and anthropological analysis, he examines communities mainly in the US and Western Europe. ...Recommended." - Choice

 
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