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The new communes : coming together in America

Author: Ron E Roberts
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, ©1971.
Series: Spectrum book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the commune culture from "freefolk" to Weathermen, tracing its roots to the Utopian communities of the 1700s and shattering many of the myths commonly associated with group living. Including discussions with past and present communalists, Roberts reveals the most communes do not threaten today's society and that internal pressures are often more damaging to the commune than the social forces from without.  Read more...
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Roberts, Ron E.
New communes.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall [1971]
(OCoLC)573697911
Online version:
Roberts, Ron E.
New communes.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall [1971]
(OCoLC)609985775
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ron E Roberts
ISBN: 0136124739 9780136124733 0136124658 9780136124658
OCLC Number: 178085
Notes: "A Spectrum book"--Title page verso.
Description: xiv, 144 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Images of dissent, options for change --
Utopia ad commune --
Early communitarianism in America --
Erotic Utopians --
Hip communes : back to nature --
Eastern mystics and Christian radicals --
Radical collectives and women's communes --
Walden Two and beyond --
Halfway measures : sensitivity groups and cooperative economics --
Threats to communal life --
The promise of communal living.
Series Title: Spectrum book.
Responsibility: Ron E. Roberts.

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Explores the commune culture from "freefolk" to Weathermen, tracing its roots to the Utopian communities of the 1700s and shattering many of the myths commonly associated with group living. Including discussions with past and present communalists, Roberts reveals the most communes do not threaten today's society and that internal pressures are often more damaging to the commune than the social forces from without. --From publisher description.

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