1st Edition

Intentional Communities (Routledge Revivals)
Ideology and Alienation in Communal Societies

ISBN 9780415609432
Published April 12, 2012 by Routledge
296 Pages

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Book Description

Some communities exist for tens, even hundreds, of years. Others short-lived. What, then, makes for communal 'success'? Bary Shenker, who lived on a Kibbutz for a number of years, compares the Hutterites, the Kibbutzim and therapeutic communities - and argues that there is no simple formula. Through historical and sociological analysis, combined with personal experience and insight, the author provides fresh thoughts on a form of a social life which fascinates us all. First published in 1986.

Table of Contents

Part A  1. The study of intentional communities  2. A theory of alienation  3. A theory of idoelogy  Part B  4. Origins and developement  5. Ideology  6. Ideology, structure and change  7. Socialization  8. The individual  9. Deviance and conformity  10. Exclusive relations  Part C  11. Summary and conclusions: the nature and persistance of intentional communities

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