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People of the rainbow : a nomadic utopia

Author: Michael I Niman
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Since 1972 the Rainbow Family of Living Light, a loosely organized and anarchistic nomadic community, has been holding large gatherings in remote forests to pray for world peace and create a model of a functioning utopian society. Michael I. Niman's People of the Rainbow, originally published in 1997, was the first comprehensive study of this countercultural group and its eclectic philosophy of environmentalism,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael I Niman
ISBN: 9781572337466 157233746X
OCLC Number: 707608382
Description: xx, 336 pages, [14] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Sunflower's day : July 3 --
Roots, rock, rainbow --
"The way we make decisions is more important than the decisions we make" : the Rainbow Family Council --
The nuts and bolts of making a rainbow : rainbow infrastructure --
People of the rainbow --
Violence and peace --
Fakelore --
The mediated rainbow : the American media look at the rainbow family --
Leave only smiles : land stewardship and community relations --
The rainbow and the U.S. government --
Conclusion : endless summer --
Epilogue 1. Global movement faces a changing world --
Epilogue 2. Freedom to gather in the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Michael I. Niman.

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Since 1972 the Rainbow Family of Living Light, a loosely organized and anarchistic nomadic community, has been holding large gatherings in remote forests to pray for world peace and create a model of a functioning utopian society. Michael I. Niman's People of the Rainbow, originally published in 1997, was the first comprehensive study of this countercultural group and its eclectic philosophy of environmentalism, feminism, peace activism, group sharing, libertarianism, and consensus government.

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