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The greatest wave of communal living in American history crested in the tumultuous 1960s era including the early 1970s. To the fascination and amusement of more decorous citizens, hundreds of thousands of mostly young dreamers set out to build a new culture apart from the established society. Widely believed by the larger public to be sinks of drug-ridden sexual immorality, the communes both intrigued and repelled the American people. The intentional communities of the 1960s era were far more diverse than the stereotype of the hippie commune would suggest. A great many of them were religious in basis, stressing spiritual seeking and disciplined lifestyles. Others were founded on secular visions of a better society. Hundreds of them became so stable that they survive today. This book surveys the broad sweep of this great social yearning from the first portents of a new type of communitarianism in the early 1960s through the waning of the movement in the mid-1970s. Based on more than five hundred interviews conducted for the 60s Communes Project, among other sources, it preserves a colorful and vigorous episode in American history. The book includes an extensive directory of active and non-active communes, complete with dates of origin and dissolution.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Frontispiece, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-v
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xiii-xxviii
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  1. 1. Set and Setting: The Roots of the 1960s-Era Communes
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. 2. The New Communes Emerge: 1960-1965
  2. pp. 17-40
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  1. 3. Communes Begin to Spread: 1965-1967
  2. pp. 41-66
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  1. 4. Out of the Haight and Back to the Land: Countercultural Communes after the Summer of Love
  2. pp. 67-91
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  1. 5. Searching far a Common Center: Religious and Spiritual Commnnes
  2. pp. 92-127
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  1. 6. Secular Visionaries: Communes for Social Reform and the Good Life
  2. pp. 128-148
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  1. 7. Ends andMeans: Communal Ideologies, Economics, and Organization
  2. pp. 149-169
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  1. 8. The People of the Communes
  2. pp. 170-191
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  1. 9. Doing It: Daily Life in the Communes
  2. pp. 192-224
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  1. 10. Moving On
  2. pp. 225-242
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  1. Afterword: Communal Life after 1975
  2. pp. 243-248
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 249-286
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 287-316
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 317-320
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 321-330
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780815605508
MARC Record
OCLC
966860018
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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