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Author Miller, Timothy, 1944- author
Title Communes in America, 1975-2000 / Timothy Miller
Imprint Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, [2019]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HQ971 .M552 2019    AVAILABLE    30610020632501
Edition First edition
Descript xxv, 248 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note [Volume I]. The quest for utopia in twentieth-century America, 1900-1960--[Volume II]. The 60s communes : hippies and beyond -- [Volume III]. Communes in America, 1975-2000
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-232) and index
Preface: A century of American international communities -- The century winds down, and communities thrive -- Cohousing comes to America -- The ecovillage revolution -- The spiritual search I : Christian and Jewish communities -- The spiritual search II : other religious communities -- Communities on purpose -- Communities in the media spotlight : crisis and controversy -- Conclusion and afterword: Into the twenty-first century -- Appendix A: A reflection on 400 years of American communes : Does communal activity come in waves? If so, when have they occurred? -- Appendix B: American intentional communities, 1900-2000
"Communes in America: 1975-2000 is the final volume in Miller's trilogy on the history of American intentional communities. Providing a comprehensive survey of communities during the last quarter of the twentieth century, Miller offers a detailed study of their character, scope, and evolution. Between 1975 and 2000, the American communal experience evolved dramatically in response to social and environmental challenges that confronted American society as a whole. Long-accepted social norms and institutions-family, religion, medicine, and politics-were questioned as the divorce rate increased, interest in spiritual teachings from Asia grew, and alternative medicine gained ground. Cohousing flourished as a response to an increasing sense of alienation and a need to balance community and private lives. At the same time, Americans became increasingly concerned with environmental protection and preservation of our limited resources. In the face of these social changes, communal living flourished as people sought out communities oflike-minded individuals to pursue a higher purpose.Organized topically, each chapter in the volume provides basic information about various types of communities and detailed examples of each type, from ecovillages and radical Christian communities to pagan communes and cohousing experiments. Miller also takes a step back to look at the prevalence of communal living in American life over the twentieth century. Based on exhaustive research, Miller's final volume provides an indispensable survey and guide to understanding utopianism's enduring presence in American culture"
Subject Communal living -- United States
Collective settlements -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Utopias -- History -- 20th century
Communal living. fast (OCoLC)fst00869863
Collective settlements. fast (OCoLC)fst00867585
Utopias. fast (OCoLC)fst01163359
United States. fast (OCoLC)fst01204155
1900-1999 fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
71.29 ways of living together: other. nbc (NL-LeOCL)077597125
Alt Title The quest for utopia in twentieth-century America, 1900-1960
The 60s communes : hippies and beyond
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