Intentional Communities (Routledge Revivals): Ideology and Alienation in Communal Societies, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Intentional Communities (Routledge Revivals)

Ideology and Alienation in Communal Societies, 1st Edition

By Barry Shenker


280 pages

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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General